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Country:  Austria
City:  Ybbs an der Donau

Ybbs an der Donau, AT Impilahti, RU Planá, CZ Lääne-Virumaa, EE Varkaus, FI Launkalne, LV Ždírec nad Doubravou, CZ Ljusne, SE Nebolchi, RU Alytus, LT Imavere, EE Amsterdam, NL Grums, SE Brand, AT Murów, PL Joutseno, FI Bad St. Leonhard, AT

Job Family:  Operations, Production
Job Type:  Full-time (Regular full-time employees)
Division:  Wood Products

Wood Drying Technologist (m/w/d)

We are looking for a Wood Drying Technologist (full time) to improve the drying process in all our sawmills. Your location will be in Ybbs an der Donau (AT) or Brand (AT) or Bad St. Leonhard (AT) or Zdirec (CZ) or Plana (CZ) or Murow (PL) or Alytus (LTU) or Launkalne (LVA) or Imavrere (EST) or Näpi (EST) or Nebolchi (RUS) or Impilahti (RUS) or Gruvön (SWE) or Ala (SWE) or Honkalahti (FIN) or Varkaus (FIN) or Amsterdam (NLD) and you will be working in Wood Products Division. You will report to our Head of technology.


Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Come change the world. And you will change too.


Your tasks and responsibilities


  • Analyze the drying results (time, energy input, drying quality) (approx. 400 drying chamber/channel)
  • Develop drying schedules which fit to the specific needs
  • Continuous improvement of drying schedules based on analyzes of the drying results
  • Support our Project Manager to develop the right design with kiln supplier if we invest in new projects and support the design of rebuilt in some of our existing kilns
  • Further Development of our Kiln drying program
  • Stepwise implementation of our kiln drying system
  • Support our drying experts in the mills to improve our drying results
  • Support to recognize defects in our drying chambers


What we offer


With our values, “Lead and Do what’s right”, we endeavor to set an example in all aspects of our business as well as sustainability. We dare to take the initiative and constantly ask ourselves what more can we do, what can we do better. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be a part of the journey Stora Enso is on – transforming from a traditional forest industry company, into a renewable materials growth company – an industry with great potential driven by global megatrends.


  • Join an international, friendly and dynamic team
  • Take on challenging and varied tasks and responsibilities
  • This is an information for Austria as required by law. A performance-related salary based on your qualifications, professional experience and market value. The annual gross salary for this position is around € 50.000,00 plus a variable component .




  • Several years of experience and deepl knowledge in soft wood drying technology
  • A completed education and technical knowledge
  • Joy in improving existing processes
  • Afinity of statistics and analytical thinking
  • Good MS-Office skills
  • Administrative skills and highly structured working method, hands-on mentality
  • Capability to work in international teams and independently
  • Proactive, result oriented, willing to take initiative and responsibility
  • Good English skills (other languges are an advantage)
  • Willingness to travel


To continue to drive a strong culture we are looking at a number of behaviours in each individual which is based upon our leadership themes set forth for driving our renewable materials agenda:

  • Customer Needs; Keeps up-to-date with market factors impacting our business and enhance or invent new products and solutions, always considering the customer and consumers perspective.
  • Business Acumen; Clear understanding of key financial and productivity metrics driving business value across our business as a whole. Has the ability to make decisions quickly on the basis of incomplete information and takes responsibility for own decisions.
  • Do what’s right; Takes responsibility for Stora Enso being a global company that is ethical, safe and free from harassment and discrimination. Acts as an example of Stora Enso’s values and Code of Conduct – in difficult times as well as good times.
  • Inspire & Motivate; Inspires team members in believing in the way forward and encourages a collaborative & communicative working environment. Actively seeks to understand the key motivators of others with the aim to make them grow and perform.


Additional information


Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. www.storaenso.com


The Wood Products division is a leading provider of innovative wood-based solutions. The product range covers all areas of construction, including massive wood elements and wood components. It also includes a variety of sawn timber goods and pellets for sustainable heating. The emerging product range of biocomposites addresses the opportunities to replace plastics in consumer goods and creates potential in various demanding exterior applications in a cost-competitive way.


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If you are interested in being part of a renowned industrial company then we look forward to receiving your detailed online application.


We believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and contributes to better decision-making. Diverse working teams help us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking. We work actively to increase diversity in the workplace and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Stora Enso is an equal opportunity employer and follows non-discriminatory practices.

Based on the location and level of the position the normal recruitment process could in addition entail, video interview, aptitude tests, and pre-employment actions such as; background checks, references, health check-up and drug test as part of the final stages. You will be informed to what is applicable to the role during the recruitment process. 

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