Automation Engineer

We are looking for an Automation Engineer to join our Equipment Engineering Team. You are responsible for the automation hardware and software of the Canatu production and R&D equipment. The equipment is developed and produced for both internal and customer needs.

Canatu manufactures carbon nanotube (CNT) -based transparent conductive films and free-standing CNT membranes used in automotive and semiconductor applications. Canatu CNTs are created in a reactor based on reactive gases. As the catalyst particles flow through the reactor, carbon nanotubes grow on the catalyst particles before landing on the collection filter. From there, CNTs are transferred to a plastic substrate or an open frame, forming the CNT film or free-standing membrane which can then be post-treated to enhance or modify properties. The Canatu CNT transparent conductive films are used in e.g. automotive ADAS heater and touch applications that require high optical transmittance and electrical conductivity, whereas our free-standing CNT membranes are used to enable the next step in semiconductor manufacturing. Canatu production and R&D equipment include chemical reactors that process gasses at high temperatures; characterization and measurement tools and complex automated collection lines using robots.


  • design and specification of automation project hardware
  • PLC and control automation based communication between system components
  • pneumatic control of some system components
  • coordination of automation hardware sourcing from suppliers
  • writing software specifications and software
  • responsibility for quality, constant improvement of designs
  • supporting assembly of the system including cabling and pneumatic piping
  • testing assembled system as part of equipment production process
  • work on developing equipment quality, manage occasional customer failure cases according to internal quality processes

Required experience / skills

  • education in software or automation or similar domain, Min BSc ideally MSc
  • 3+ years of experience in working with Siemens PLC based systems
  • coding skills and automation development ability
  • understanding of mechanical, automation and electrical engineering
  • experience in working with cabinets suppliers and external contractors

Desired experience / skills

  • experience in OMRON PLC based systems
  • designing automation for production machines in automotive, semiconductor or chemical industry
  • experience with measurement and characterization tools (optical and electrical characterization of coatings, AOI, characterization of large sheets of material)
  • experience working with robots
  • experience working with mass flow controllers, valves, ATEX and safety with dangerous gasses
  • motivated self-starter and team player, works well with others in a matrix structure
  • occasional traveling to customers in Japan, Taiwan, US or China
  • languages: English is must, Finnish preferred

We offer the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial company with high growth potential and a cross-cultural team with over 15 nationalities. We look for ambitious, talented people who are enthusiastic about resolving world-scale problems on a nanoscale.

For further information please contact on April 1, at 16:00-17:00 EET: Mr. Wojciech Glazek, VP, tel. +358 504 414 860.

Act quickly and send your application, CV and salary request by April 22, 2022 via email to

About Canatu

Canatu is a carbon nanomaterial developer creating the most advanced carbon nanotubes (CNT) for industry-transforming products. Canatu CNT technology has been created with a unique process that ensures the required versatility and reliability for highly engineered solutions. We have partnered up with forerunner companies to transform products for better tomorrows with nano carbon. Our focus lies in the automotive and semiconductor industries, with our portfolio’s core spanning from ADAS heaters, 3D touch sensors and EUV membranes. Our experts here at Canatu think big and create impact on the tiniest scale – nano solutions for massive impact. Canatu’s headquarters are in Finland with sales offices also in the US, Japan and Taiwan.

As an entrepreneurial company with over 70 employees from 15 different nationalities, you will be a part of a dynamic and forward-looking scale-up. At Canatu, the following core values define who we are and who we want to be, guiding us in our day-to-day work:

Curiosity to discover provides the spark that takes us out into the world to observe and find.
Commitment to achieve is how we take those discoveries from ideas to something concrete.
Collaboration for impact is required to develop what we create into impactful and meaningful products.
Passion for progress keeps us working for new ways to do things for better tomorrows.

Does this resonate? It’s what defines us. Join us today to do work with an impact.