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Automation Engineer



Strengthen excellence in our production technology

Are you an experienced automation engineer inspired by innovation and keen on being a part of developing automation solutions for our production site in Karlskrona? Then we might have the right job for you! In this role you will be a resource within power and automation and support our production department on automation topics.


Take part in further developing NKT´s unique automation systems

The Production Technology aim to be in the forefront of technology and have developed globally unique

automation systems used in our cable management. You will be part of, and also take lead in, projects mainly focused on automation development, but you will also be an important support function to the production department.

In this role you will be the expert on automation with great knowledge on this topic as well as on

machine directive, CE-marking and other standards. You will also be an important part in the automation development group deciding and validating of automation solutions on new machines and/or upgrades.


Your primary tasks will be:


  • PLC programming and electrical design on machines and production equipment
  • Develop small and big automation solutions
  • Documentation on machines changes
  • Be a part of developing routines and instruction for the automation development group
  • Attend innovation forum in automation
  • Attend in automation development group meetings


As Automation Engineer at NKT you’ll be a part of the Production Technology Automation team in Karlskrona; well experienced in projects concerning power and automation development. In Karlskrona we have a state of the art manufacturing facility for manufacturing high voltage and extra high voltage power cables, the largest HVDC test lab in the world and Victoria, our cable laying vessel. 


Communicative team player

We are looking for a skilled automation engineer expert with high quality workmanship who is curious and eager to learn new things. You thrive in a role with high level of collaboration with your team colleagues as well as with other departments.

To succeed in this role, you need to be thorough and appreciating taking responsibility for your own work and its output. Since HSE is NKT:s highest priority and our baseline for everything we do it is important to adapt to this thinking and to learn to live with high HSE focus in all situations.


Additionally, your CV comprises:


  • Solid experience in automation engineering, programming and project from any producing industry
  • Knowledge in Eplan, ABB, Siemens, Mitsubishi PLC Developer
  • Fluency in spoken and written Swedish is mandatory
  • Fluency in English


Contact and application

Apply with CV and personal letter via the link below, at latest 9th of August 2020.
Tests can occur in our recruitment processes.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager Stefan Karlsson, +46 455 53 438. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.

Union Representatives
Sveriges Ingenjörer - Christian Fisch, +46 455 56 380  
Unionen - Mikael Hammarin +46 455 75 972
Ledarna - Roger Jönsson, +46 455 55 911


Welcome with your application!


At NKT your skills, ambition and determination will contribute to connecting the world with high quality power cables driving the global transition to renewable energy. Join us and become part of an international organization founded on high ambitions, strong performance and collaboration. We have pioneered the cable industry since 1891, and today we still bring power to life. NKT employs 3.400 and operates globally with headquarter in Brøndby, Denmark. Read more at nkt.com


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Posting Date: 

Lyckeby, SE, 37165

Type:  Permanent

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