Jyri Vuorisalo – machinery maintenance and repair

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Jyri Vuorisalo – machinery maintenance and repair

Jyri Vuorisalo, who works at the Harjavalta workshop in machinery maintenance and repair, joined Valtasiirto two years ago after the company had inquired if he would be willing to work at the unit.

The workshop staff work in two shifts (from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Every fortnight, the workers are required to be on-call for emergencies. Vuorisalo’s typical day includes pre-planned maintenance and repair tasks, but sometimes machines have acute repair needs that must be dealt with immediately.

”At Valtasiirto, employees are heard and their views are considered in decision-making.”

Vuorisalo, who has a basic qualification in vehicles and some further vocational training, says that every day he learns new solutions and applications in connection with error diagnostics.

- The sector is developing fast so continuous learning and development is required. One of the best parts of this job is to try to keep up with the development of the machinery. Machine manufactures usually provide diagrams and instructions, which are helpful. In addition to statutory trainings, Valtasiirto encourages its employees to participate in other further training.

Vuorisalo spends his leisure time by restoring American cars and old machinery. He also balances his working life by fixing his house and other buildings on the property.