Name: Sanni Vallamo
Caverion City: Rauma, Finland
My education: Vocational school
My job description: Technical expert
My career path at Caverion: After finishing vocational school (the metal side), I went to Laitila to manufacture ball valves. I had a good time and also studied robot welding for a while, but it didn’t feel like my own. “Do the work you appreciate,” someone said and I went on a tig welding course. I said goodbye to the valves and found a job that really interested me. After training for the winter, I ended up on an internship at Caverion: for a couple of weeks to try what it feels like. I immediately got a summer job and we are still on that road, in valve maintenance.
What is my usual working day like: Welding is still a part of my job, but much less of it today. Instead, I maintain valves that I had already decided to leave to others ’grief. I specialize in safety valves and to my surprise the valves are nice again! 3 years can accommodate a lot of learning, making mistakes and laughing. In my case, mostly laughter.
My hobbies: Jogging and drawing
If I were a cartoon hero, I would be: I would reportedly be Little Myy from Moomin
Childhood dream profession: Artist
It’s always nice to come to work when you appreciate what you do and the people you do it with. At Caverion, I have met a lot of wise and experienced people all over Finland - both our people and customers. Not everyone seems to remember that running a single factory smoothly requires an enormous amount of work, knowledge, and skills that should not be taken for granted. Each employee play their part - big or small. Many hard-working employees are often left without praise, which results making sacrifices, working hard, and lost night’s sleep certainly feel futile.
It is said that hard work never gets a medal in the chest which is true, but I still greatly admire the skill and passion surrounding me. Luckily, I get to work again on Monday and even if I make mistakes, I learn something again.