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First open positions in the CAM project

New employees are sought for an upcoming joint venture.


12. January 2024

The cathode active material (CAM) project planned in Kotka is approaching its next phase in which employees with new skills will be needed. Recruitment has started for the new joint venture of Finnish Minerals Group and listed company Beijing Easpring Material Technology, which is currently being established in Finland.

Applications for the first open positions will be accepted at the beginning of 2024 by our partner company for the recruitments, Barona. The open positions will also be posted in common Finnish recruitment channels. The new resources are expected to start in the project during the second quarter of 2024.

Aiming to recruit a wide range of talent

The Kotka CAM plant will be among the first ones of its kind in Europe. Its end product will be needed to make cathode, which is the most valuable part of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.

“Europe’s battery cell production capacity is estimated to reach 1,300 GWh by the end of 2030, which will also increase the demand for cathode active material. In the future, the EU encourages value chain operators to use recycled critical raw materials more, so the development of battery industry will create and require a more efficient circular economy,” says Timo Strengell, SVP, Battery Value Chain at Finnish Minerals Group.

According to the latest plans, the Kotka plant would initially produce 60,000 tonnes of cathode active material a year. The direct employment impact with this production capacity would be about 360 people. Before production can start, however, the construction of the plant will take about two years and bring work to companies and workers specialising in construction.

The first positions the project is looking to fill are in administration, HR, occupational health, safety and environmental affairs. A little later, a few more vacancies will be published. In early summer, Beijing Easpring is also planning to send a few people to Finland to continue with the investment preparations.

English language skills needed

Going forward in the project, the work will offer great opportunities to future employees to use and improve their skills and knowledge in the industry. Good English language skills are also needed in the project because people will need to communicate in an international work community in which not everyone understands Finnish.

“We have already cooperated long with this partner and our relationship is based on mutual trust. The people are friendly and know what they are doing. I have every faith that we can work well together also in the future,” says Timo Strengell.

Job announcements:

Administrative Manager
HR Manager
HSE Manager

Modelling images:

Kotka CAM plant


The mission of Finnish Minerals Group is to responsibly maximise the value of Finnish minerals. We manage the State’s mining industry shareholdings and strive to develop the Finnish value chain of lithium-ion batteries. Through our work, we contribute to Europe moving towards electric transport and a more sustainable future.


12. January 2024