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Companies looked for engineers in Skellefteå

Published: 12 December 2016

In November, a thesis exhibition at LTU in Skellefteå was organized. It was a good opportunity for both students and companies to meet and discuss future jobs and thesis.

New this year was that the exhibition was held in the newly renovated premises in the B-building on the campus in Skellefteå. The exhibition was especially focused on students who reads the Bachelor programmes in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Power Engineering.

Voices from people in the Skellefteå industry

The mood among visitors was good and this is what some of the exhibitors said.

Anna Eriksson-Ek, Alimak

– Most students already have an eye on what we are working with, some have read a Lean course and student groups have visited us. We have three thesis jobs to offer, and there may be more, says Anna Eriksson-Ek, at the company Alimak that manufactures elevators for the industry.

We have three thesis to offer, and there may be more.

– We manufacture plastic composites such as bonnets, rollers, parts for trains, track vehicle interiors and more. A lot of new manufacturing technologies are coming and we are happy to receive suggestions on thesis work, says Roger Lundström, PTC.

– It is good to connect students with industry. We have been consulting business in the energy and process industries. Future energy systems, for example, could be an area for a thesis, says Maria Nilsson, Green Exergy.

Johan Mood, ABB

– We are a large company and has much business in Skellefteå. We need people who can work with automation. It is important to have personal contact, so it is good with a exhibition like this. We welcome suggestions for thesis work, otherwise we also offer thesis on our website, says Johan Mood, ABB.

We need people who can work with automation.

– We work with timber handling equipment and has prepared some proposals for thesis, says Erik Lundqvist, Renholmen.

– What we do most is press brakes, but also shears for heavy machining and special hydraulic presses. Our company has been in Skellefteå in 130 years. Right now we have no thesis to offer but we will need to hire within a year, says Erland Lundstedt at Ursviken Technology.

Photos are taken by Kersti Bergkvist, Luleå University of Technology.