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Valoya is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with offices in Germany, The Netherlands and The United States.



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Engineering Technician / R&D Engineer

Valoya is the leading provider of energy-efficient LED Grow Lights for biotech and horticultural purposes. The company was founded in 2009 in Finland and now has personnel in Finland, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. Since 2009 we have been committed to creating the best LED grow lights in the market. We focus on plant biology research and creating the best possible spectra for optimal plant development. Our fixtures are made up of the highest quality components, including custom LED chips that produce light spectra we have patented. Our products have been sold to over 50 countries. Valoya’s headquarter is located in Lauttasaari, Helsinki.

We are looking for a versatile Engineering Technician / R&D Engineer to join our team. Ideal candidates have already developed a diverse toolbox for themselves through practical experience. However, you don’t need to be an expert in everything – good problem-solving skills, can-do attitude, ability to search for information and capacity to put knowledge into practice make you successful in your tasks.  In this versatile and important role, you will have a chance to develop yourself in many fields and influence your own job description.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Building and testing of prototypes
  • Hands-on work with electronics, mechanics, test set-ups, etc.
  • Technical support activities (internal and external stakeholders)
  • Optical measurements of e.g. LEDs and luminaires
  • Data analysis
  • Documentation

Depending on your strong points, your tasks and responsibilities may also include:

  • Product development tasks
  • Development and automation of measurement and quality control procedures
  • Mechanical design
  • Cooperation with and management of subcontractors

Our expectations:

  • Technical education
  • Electronics and electrical engineering know-how
  • Good command of MS Excel and other MS Office tools
  • Preferably at least 5 years of practical work experience
  • Fluent spoken and written language skills in English or Finnish. (knowing both is considered as an advantage)

Knowledge, skills, and abilities we value:

  • Self-driven handyman/woman
  • Open-minded and flexible mindset to adapt to quickly changing situations
  • Systematic and detail-orientated way of working
  • Documentation skills
  • Understanding of LED technology/lighting is seen as an advantage
  • Knowledge of illumination engineering / measurement science / mechanical design / manufacturing / computer science / networking technology / programming is seen as an advantage

We offer you an opportunity to join a fast growing lighting company. In our small and supportive team, everybody can make a difference. In addition to competitive salary and nice benefits, we can offer flexible working hours and a variety of superb places to have lunch with fantastic colleagues.

Please send your application (in English or Finnish) and your salary request to hr(at) by 22.03.2020. We will begin interviews as soon as suitable candidates are identified and may recruit before the set date. For more information about the position, please contact Petteri Ahonen, CTO (petteri.ahonen(at) +358 40 749 8030), Tuesday-Wednesday 13:00-17:00.

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