Employee experiences: 30 years

30 years of Moventas expertise

Mirja Ilola, or Milli, as we at Moventas are used to calling her, began her career as a summer employee at Moventas in 1986.

Today, Mirja has gained 30 years of experience with gears, wind gears, and spare parts.

These years have included many different roles and responsibilities for Mirja; she has worked in Moventas’ purchasing and sales, to mention a few. Now Mirja works in the operations team, and one of her tasks is to organize transportation for our gearboxes and spare parts to our clients around the world.

Over 30 years of experience at Moventas has taught a lot. But what advice would she give to a new employee? “Over the years I have learnt the great ability to prioritize. You don’t need to know everything, you just need to know who to ask”, Mirja says. In 30 years, Mirja has had the chance to get to know people throughout the organization and has made life-long friends during her career. In addition to friends, Mirja has family at Moventas, as her daughter, Karoliina Ilola, is also a part of the Moventas team. Karoliina works as a Customer Service Engineer at the Service team.

From mother to daughter

Karoliina, joined us first as a summer employee in 2018 in our back office at the Ikola location. Karoliina’s skills and value was quickly apparent to us, gaining permanent employment soon after and now works at the Service main office in Rautpohja, Jyväskylä.

Karoliina has taken to heart her mother’s advice of the importance of learning languages and to keep in mind the importance of teamwork and maintaining a positive work atmosphere. Karoliina has always also been impressed by Mirja’s ability to remain calm and professional no matter what the situation. Karoliina sees good colleagues and a diverse and interesting working environment as a key to enjoying her work for the years to come.

Mirja and Karoliina at Moventas Ikola, a state-of-the-art manufacuting facility built in 2008.

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