Jani Muotio is an Automation Engineer and Prohoc professional who wants to use his programming skills to make clients achieve their goals. He is eager to learn something new every day.
Programming has always been fun for Jani. Nevertheless, his childhood dream jobs weren’t about engineering.
– I grew up in a farm, so my dream jobs were related to agriculture and forestry. My mother always told us that we must study a proper occupation and after we would turn 18, we could do whatever we wanted.
FIRST TIME IN PROHOC AND RETURN
In 2014, Jani received a call about the possibility to work with Prohoc and soon he was on his way to cable connecting duties to an oil rig in Azerbaidžan. After Azerbaidžan, Jani graduated from SeAMK and left from Prohoc and went to Sipoo, Finland to work as a service technician in commissioning and PLC engineering duties. Jani got another call from Prohoc 20 months later.
Jani is pleased that he has got such a good work community. He also likes to work with big companies.
– It’s great I’ve been able to take on some office duties, but it is also excellent to have the possibility to work overseas every now and then, Jani tells.
MEMORABLE START-UP AND DIVERSE CHALLENGES
One of Jani’s recent overseas projects was over 12 000 kilometers away from home. Jani had been involved in the project for quite some time before he arrived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in January 2019, where he worked in PLC engineering duties in a power plant. Jani says that he went to Papua New Guinea with high spirits. The chance to create new software was especially motivating.
– The first machine start-up was the most memorable moment on the site. At the same time, I was feeling a little nervous because I was hoping that my software works as smooth as possible. This time there was a lot of content which had never been used before and new ways of implementing it. Everything went well and the software worked as planned.
Challenges on site weren’t solely based on work this time. It was mother nature that caused issues.
– The rain made it impossible to access the site one time during the rainy season. It was indeed force majeure situation, Jani laughs.
Jani felt a bit melancholic when he left Papua New Guinea.
– This project was like my baby for over a year, so it is a peculiar emotion now when it is over, Jani ponders.
Work inspires him because days are never the same. Sometimes a certain type of fault is frustrating or solving faults takes longer than it should.
– I think that one can never learn everything about this job. You can never be too good. Programs develop all the time, and in the future, Artificial Intelligence will bring new possibilities to programming, he says.
Scope Stakeholder Magazine
Winter / Spring 2020