Four employees share their work and career stories from Finland’s leading plastic film manufacturer.
Hans Brinks, Technical Sales Manager
How did you started working at Rani?
I had been working for a long time for the Dutch retailer of agricultural products of Rani, when I came to the point I wanted to move on in my career. Since September 2016, I have been working for Rani at my one-man offi ce in the Netherlands. Thanks to my background, I can easily relate to the needs and challenges of our customers. The best thing about my job is when I can either directly or indirectly help customers in their jobs.
What are Rani’s strengths?
We all have a strong desire to help our customers in the best possible way. All our functions are designed to meet this goal – we listen carefully to learn our customers’ needs and try to fi nd a solution for them. If there is no solution available at the moment, we will invent one. All employees, from assistants to the management, put their hearts into the work, which is the most important reason for Rani’s success.
Mats Kaitajärvi, Service Operator
What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
Service work is mostly problem solving, and I really enjoy that my work tasks vary depending on what is happening at the factory. It is crucial for all the factory’s operations that the machines work correctly – even minor disturbances can have a big impact. Hence, when I get a bug fi xed I feel I have succeeded. In my opinion, the saying “everything is fi ne, when the servicemen are sitting” is perfectly true, and those rare moments when all the machines are functioning perfectly at the same time are really rewarding.
How has the development of the company aff ected your work?
Rani is continuously growing, and all new machine investments mean that we have more work for us at the service section. My days run smoothly when I’m working with precautionary service work, such as nozzle and extruder cleaning, machine greasing and oil changes. The current positive trend for the company ensures that we will have work in the future as well.
Tuulia Peltoniemi, Payroll Clerk
How long have you been working at Rani Plast?
Actually, I started at Rani a year ago, so I have only been here for a short time. I already had a good picture of Rani before, and now I can say that my work also meets my expectations. We have a good drive here at Rani and everyone is working towards the same goal.
What creates a good working atmosphere?
Rani is a family business and that shows. I think the biggest reason is that the owners are present in the everyday work and that they are easy to approach. There are no visible hierarchies at Rani, which creates a warm atmosphere. Another thing that also creates a good atmosphere is the pride we feel for our own work – although Rani is a local company, we still do internationally signifi cant work, which is something to be proud of.
Mikko Vähämäki, Shift Manager
How would you describe Rani Plast as an employer?
I have been manufacturing agricultural fi lm for almost 24 years now. The plastic industry has developed enormously since I started 40 years ago, and Rani has always been at the forefront of this development. I think it is good that the ways of working continuously improve, for example, by automation. Due to the new machine investments, Rani off ers us interesting and stable job opportunities.
What is the best thing about your job?
Defi nitely all my co-workers. We have a good team spirit in my unit, and that makes working fun. In addition, my job varies a lot, and I don’t have to sit at one single machine every day.