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Mika Vesterinen, Foreman, Welding

Great spirit and humor are the best things at the shipyard

Mika Vesterinen, Foreman, Welding

Great spirit and humor are the best things at the shipyard

Arctech offers many kinds of possibilities to make headway in your career, I’m a good example of it.

I’ve studied to be a car sheet metal worker, but my mother always pushed me to apply for a job at the shipyard. In 1995 I came here for a three-month welding course and since then I’ve never yarned away. 17 years I worked as a welder doing every type of welding as well as some plate fitting work. Ten years ago I took a welding instructor course and after that I’ve been teaching students from polytechnics at shipyard’s welding courses.

In summer 2012 I started as a foreman trainee in welding . As a Foreman I will be in charge of distribution of work, supervision of quality in welding, plate work and seam manufacturing, sustenance of the welders’ competence, follow-up and guarantee of materials and reporting on possible mistakes to the client and classifications registries. Arctech offers many kinds of possibilities to make headway in your career, I’m a good example of it.

The top moments of my work as a welder have been the guarantee repair commissions. These commissions have taken me to Japan, Sicily and France. At Arctech you can work peacefully and there is no one looking over your shoulder. The sickness fund and occupational health care are well organized. Here industrial safety is taken seriously and the labor movement is active. The best thing at the shipyard is great spirit. We joke around all the time and the coffee breaks are the biggest pick-me-up of the day.

Welding in shipbuilding differs greatly from other metalwork. The materials are thicker, places to work smaller and here we do a lot of welding by hand. It is easy to get the hang of work even though the context is new, for the shipyard organizes introduction courses.

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