A thesis led to a career
Unit Manager Jonne Lassila
I studied to be an engineer at the Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences. I started to work at Empower's Smart Industry business as a thesis worker in fall 2011, when Empower offered me an interesting subject for the thesis.
Fast career development
My career at Empower has proceeded at a fast pace. After I finished my thesis, I got a summer job as a supervisor in moving service production in Kymenlaakso. I then filled in for a supervisor in 2012. In 2013, I started at the current O&M (Operations & Maintenance) Hydro-unit as a Supervisor in permanent employment, and from the beginning of 2015, I have worked as a Unit Manager as well. My career development at Empower has been significantly faster than I even dared to dream during my studentship.
Challenges and variability
Working at Empower has been interesting and motivating. My work tasks have been changeable, and I face new challenges all the time. I travel a lot between our branches, and my working environment changes quite a lot. My office is located in Kotka, at Sunila's cellulose mill, but I rarely work in the office.
My work includes maintaining service contracts of maintenance and customer relations, solving problems and challenges, participating in customers' steering groups and planning resourcing, amongst other things. I am very pleased with my current job.
I have an extremely good relationship with my colleagues. In my experience, our company's atmosphere is open and positive. Because of travelling and long distance, we keep in touch quite a lot over the phone and e-mail, but I have never felt like I am working alone. There are enough social contacts in my job.
My ambition is to develop myself professionally through the situations I face at work, and continuously develop my own and unit's actions and the services we provide for our customers.
Passion for sports
I am a passionate sports fan. I especially like to follow basketball and football. We go abroad to watch football matches now and then. Last summer, we travelled to Denmark to watch how the soccer player Teemu Pukki played in the line of Brøndby IF. I also actively play golf. I try to play two rounds in a week during summer time at the Kotka golf course.