Innovative steel
for a better engineered future

Working at Ovako

Are you looking to develop with a leading European steel company and the Nordic region’s largest recycler of scrap metal? Ovako is always looking for talented people to join our team, who want to help develop the steels of the future together with our customers. We have a flat organization, with short decision paths and a strong focus on safety, development, sustainability and quality. 

Safety first

Safety is Ovako’s top priority. Our vision is for zero accidents and zero occupational illnesses. In order to achieve this we work preventatively and systematically, conducting safety inspections, making our machinery safer, and ensuring that risk assessments are conducted when any changes are made. These efforts include training all staff in safety and well-being on an ongoing basis. Your health is critical to Ovako. 

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Our core values

We place great importance on continuous improvement of performance – in our own day-to-day operations and for our customers. To inspire existing and future employees we have developed three values that define the Ovako spirit. These are Innovative, Skilled and Responsible.

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One of steel’s great characteristics is that it can be reused again and again, without any deterioration in quality. Ovako’s entire production is based on scrap, which means no new iron ore needs to be mined. This manufacturing also generates lower carbon emissions than production based on iron ore. But, although production is an important part of our sustainability, it is far from the only factor. Ovako’s goal is to work sustainably at all levels, including quality, customer relationships, employees, safety and the environment.

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Research and development

Ovako is a leading European producer of engineering steels, so developing new and existing products is essential. Our investments in future technologies and eco-efficient solutions are particularly important, along with continuously producing products that improve efficiency without raising the costs for our customers. This work requires people with sharp minds and the ambition to create the steels of tomorrow. If you are one of these people, then check out our R&D department.


Being able to deliver world-class products is not just about offering a high level service, reliable delivery, and advanced application development – we also need to be masters of quality. For this reason, Ovako applies ISO 9001 certified quality management systems to all processes.

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