Dakar, SN

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Maintenance Manager

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?

In this fast-changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Want to join the ride? 


What will you be doing:

Your work will focus on these main responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementation of all Maintenance activities related to the power plant with precision.
  • Implementing preventative maintenance programs with Maximo (Wärtsilä developed maintenance program).
  • Managing Spare parts planning and follow up with Dakar office.
  • Leading training programs and handling the training and development needs of new hires/ related to subordinates as well Customer employees.
  • Enhance zero injury concept within the team and adhering to safety regulations.
  • Strict enforcement of PPE within the members of the team.
  • Enforcing industry regulations and requirements.
  • Assessing technical risks related to the plant.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in conjunction with maintenance activities.
  • Responsible for all activities relating to the daily maintenance management of the power plant inclusive of planning and implementation of plant maintenance.
  • Communicates effectively with the plant team relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance and to provide suggestions for improvements.
  • Administration and training of a skilled and motivated maintenance personnel to assure good teamwork. Setting and maintaining the qualification and training standards for the plant maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for implementation of plant safety policy.
  • Establish and implement standard WOM (Wärtsilä Operation & Maintenance) policies and procedures.
  • Identify and actively seek to improve maintenance reliability and availability.
  • Leadership and good seller of ideas.
  • Builds a competitive and motivated team of maintenance personnel.
  • Develops the maintenance working routines at the plant.
  • Ability to use all resources - material and human - to effectively carry out assigned tasks.
  • Approves time sheet for personnel.
  • Prepares reports, plans, budgets, and any other responsibility requested by the Plant Manager.



  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical)
  • Minimum 8-10 years' experience with HFO and GAS Power plant.
  • Experience in Wärtsilä W50DF engines.


Why you and us:

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for.

Are you eager to be part of this ambition?


How to apply:


Contact & next steps

Submit your application before the deadline through our Careers portal. Applications through email will not be considered. After submitting your application you’ll receive a confirmation email. We try our best to get back to everyone within 2-3 weeks after application deadline.

In case of any questions, reach out our Regional Talent Acquisition Team at careers@wartsila.com


Last application date: [[29/09/2023]]

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com.