Henning Mortensen has worked at Sydvaranger since January 2010. When he began working as an Operator at Sydvaranger, he had previously worked as a carpenter. He later became a Production Supervisor, and today he is the superindendent for mechanical maintenance, certified within processing and chemistry.
Henning has a real love for his place of work: “Sydvaranger is a very dynamic place to work, where we all get very involved and treat each other like family. We love challenges, we dare to fail, and we believe in constant improvement. It makes me proud to see good team dynamics, pride and joy in all parts of the production process. The culture at Sydvaranger is unique. The best thing about working at a place like Sydvaranger, is that you never know what challenges a working day may bring - to be able to accept these challenges and to leave for the day with the feeling of having accomplished something meaningful is fantastic.”
At Sydvaranger he has helped apprentices achieve their certifications as part of a learning culture: “The future of Sydvaranger depends upon young and ambitious operators, from truckers in the mining area to workers at the port terminal loading concentrate. Working at Sydvaranger brings you great opportunities, and I encourage young people to complete the necessary schooling in order to join us as apprentices. Norway needs skilled workers, and Sydvaranger needs skilled workers,” Mr. Mortensen says passionately. “I am currently studying at the technical school in Kirkenes to strengthen my skills for the future. In order to succeed as a company, we have to grow the skills and the can-do spirit – and everyone has to contribute. The time to invest inthe future is now!”