Chief Engineer, Production Equipment Development

Canatu Oy is an exciting growth company and a manufacturer of unique carbon nanomaterial based transparent conductive films and sensors for the electronics industry. The award-winning films and sensors are used to create innovative 3D touch and thermal applications for automotive and consumer products. Canatu currently employs over 55 professionals in our Helsinki, Finland facility and is going to move to a new, larger factory during 2019. Canatu has sales locations in the USA, EU, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

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Canatu is seeking an innovative and systematic

Chief Engineer, Production Equipment Development

to lead the development and scale up our nanocarbon thin film production tool to mass production volumes.

Canatu has developed a unique nanocarbon material, Carbon NanoBud (CNB), and a manufacturing process based on Floating Catalyst Chemical Vapor Deposition.  Canatu’s automated CNB production tool consists of CNB synthesis reactors, a roll-to-roll substrate and liner handling line, a robotic system, coating and film treatment systems, and test and measurement instruments.  

Chief Engineer will lead the development and verification of next generation CNB production tools for CNB film mass manufacturing. The position is located in Helsinki, Finland.  Chief Engineer will play a key role in ensuring that Canatu can produce high quality CNB films at high volumes in a scalable, cost effective manner.


  • Lead the development and design of CNB synthesis reactors in cooperation with R&D and Production
  • Lead the development and industrialization of a high volume CNB production tool, including the related support equipment
  • Develop and improve CNB production tool system architecture, including functional, mechanical, electrical, gas handling, and control logic/SW systems
  • Product management for in-house and external manufacturing.  
  • Drive continuous improvement of our mass production CNB tool for higher throughput, lower cost and higher yield


  • Must have:
    • At least 5 years production tool and process development experience in thin film, semiconductor, nanotechnology, display or comparable industry segment.  
    • Proven track record of building mass production equipment with vacuum and/or gas flow systems and components.
    • Experience with hazardous gas handling, heating systems and ovens.
    • Experience with industrial control and automation systems.
    • Experience in product management and professional documentation
    • Experience working with external partners and suppliers
  • Nice to have:
    • Working experience with thin film coating processes . A good background would be experience in developing thin film coating equipment such as CVD, MOCVD, LPCVD, PECVD, ALD, PVD.
    • Familiarity with inspection and test equipment.
    • Experience with gas and vacuum simulation and design software.
    • Working experience with roll-to-roll processes and printing in clean room environment.
  • BSc or MSc or some other similar degree or higher, e.g. in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

Requirements and skills:

  • Strong understanding of relationship between process and hardware
  • Creativity – ability to create innovative technical concepts
  • Analytical – sound judgement based on facts and analysis
  • Team leader
  • Strong project management skills
  • Energetic, with the ability to encourage and vitalize others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-driven – desire to “get things done”
  • Practical and hands-on
  • Adaptable to multicultural environment (Asia, Europe, USA)
  • Good English written and verbal communication, preferably also Finnish
  • Knows ISO9001 and other quality systems, and systematic product development for manufacturing equipment

We offer the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial company with high growth potential and a cross-cultural team with over 10 nationalities.   We look for talented people who are genuinely interested in developing technologies for the future.

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For further information please contact Mr. Erkki Soininen, COO, on December 10, 2018, at 11:00-12:00 EET, or December 20, 2018, at 16:00-17:00 EET, tel. +358 40 5741 504.

Act quickly and send your application, CV and salary request by January 6, 2019 via email to