Drunen, NL

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Commissioning engineer propulsion

Are you an independent and international oriented professional? Are you a Technical Specialist with a customer and service-focused mindset? Do you like to have freedom and being challenged while performing your job? If so, then we have a nonrepetitive and global position available for you!


As a commissioning Engineer, you are responsible for all the commissioning of our propulsion products related to mechanical, hydraulics and controls during the building phase of a ship on location at the international site of our clients. You will test our systems on functionality and quality before official handover to the client during sea trials.


Our Global Field Service Propulsion in Drunen offers our maritime customers an optimal service by carrying out commissioning, maintenance and repair work of our propulsion products portfolio worldwide. Furthermore, we also offer a variety of electrotechnical services, and we are active in the fields of inspection and automation.


You are responsible for the commissioning of (complete) Ship propulsion systems. The ship's propulsion system consists of controllable pitch propellers, gearboxes, water jets, azimuth thrusters and transverse thrusters and associated operating systems.


When you show ambition and willingness to grow your responsibilities, we have the possibility to facilitate you in your growth-path.  


<span 72=""><span 72="">What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

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  • You act as a system commissioning engineer and perform and lead the related commissioning activities at the site.
  • Perform and coordinate all commissioning activities at the site.
  • Provide technical support to customers and engineers on location.
  • Solve project-related non-conformities during the construction period in both technical and financial sense.
  • You are also the contact for the Service Coordinator and the client, and you are responsible for final reporting.
  • You can work independently but are also able to lead groups of their employees and contractors during scheduled maintenance or repair.
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    <span 72=""><span 72="">What do we expect from you?

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  • You have a Bachelor degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or can act on that level based on your experience.
  • A few years experience as an International Field Service Engineer preferably with propulsion equipment or equivalent experience in an international (matrix organized) industrial organization.
  • Willingness to travel extensively (worldwide) and stay abroad (+ / - 170 days a year abroad).
  • You are customer-oriented and result-oriented, enterprising, pragmatic, enthusiastic and you possess leadership skills.
  • Strong focus on our Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines and customer site procedures.
  • You have an open and accessible attitude in communication.
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English both verbal and written is essential.
  • Knowledge of other languages is a plus.


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    <span 72="">Why you and us 

    <span 72="">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.  

    <span 72="">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?  

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    <span 72="">Contact & next steps 

    <span 72="">Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 30/06/2023  by submitting your application through our career’s portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 

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    Last application date: 30/06/2023

    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 Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers to be successful. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine 

    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.