Arto, Production Manager, Finland
I work as a production manager at Alholma sawmill which produces sawn timber from certified Nordic spruce and pine. I am in charge of production, personnel, environmental and quality management systems, as well as the quality of our products. My typical workday consists of checking the situation at different stages of production and going through production figures. I also attend meetings related to various topics, prepare materials and presentations for them, and plan ahead for future meetings.
The best part of working at UPM is meeting and working with various people. It is also interesting to get to work with renewable products. Wood as raw material comes with limitless opportunities, and the current drive in the bioeconomy business is exciting even for a more experienced guy like me. For example, we are innovating for ways to better utilize the wood residues from the production process. The learning curve is endless.