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Drunen, NL

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Service Engineer (Controls)

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions.  


We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard? 


Business Unit Field Services & Workshops (FS&WS) in Marine Power is a global organisation with harmonised ways of working and tools to deliver the best possible services for our customers. FS&WS in one of the key enablers to support customers towards sustainable future with the latest technologies.  


In our global team we value, respect, and embrace different opinions and diversity.  


Safety, environment, and wellbeing are our foundation, and we never compromise them.  


If you want to join a team where colleagues support each other, works hard, and know how to have fun, come and apply! 


Supervisor and trouble shooter who likes to solve complex technical problems”

You are the supervisor, trouble shooter and "hands on" expert who solves complex technical problems related to our propulsion products at the international sites of our clients.

The business unit Services offers ship owners an optimal service by carrying out a variety of electro technical services. Furthermore, we are active in the fields of inspection and automation. For our International Field Service department, we are looking for a Service Engineer – Propulsion Controls in Drunen, Netherlands.

You will be responsible for troubleshooting, reconditioning and repair (complete) ship propulsion control systems. Electronic and controls will  be one of your main domains. The ship's propulsion system consists of controllable pitch propellers, gearboxes, water jets, thrusters and transverse thrusters and associated operating systems.


As a Service Engineer - Propulsion Controls, your responsibilities include: 


  • Giving hands-on technical advice and perform inspections and perform basic and advanced troubleshooting (running tests, fine tuning, adjustments, trimming related to running performance) on equipment families.
  • Independently or together with colleagues, perform major/complex repairs and upgrades, troubleshooting, installation and pre-commissioning checks and activities.
  • Provide technical support to customers and engineers on location.
  • Being the contact for the Service Coordinator and the client and responsible for final reporting.
  • Lead groups of their own employees and contractors during scheduled maintenance or repair.
  • Perform Field Service activities according to the work plan.


We are looking for people who are service and result oriented who share our passion for technology and the marine industry. People that believe that the best service and high-quality products provides sustainable solutions for our clients. We want to be the most valued partner for our customers - and the best choice for our people. Wärtsilä people are passionate and committed to drive their careers and professional development.


To be successful in this role, we expect you have: 


  • A few years’ experience as 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).
  • Since you are extensively working abroad, it’s not a must that you live in the area of Drunen.
  • Customer oriented, enterprising, pragmatic, enthusiastic and leadership skills.
  • Strong focus on our Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines and customer site procedures.
  • Open and accessible attitude in communication.
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of other modern languages is a plus.



Contact and next steps


If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your application, together with a Curriculum Vitae. We hope to hear from you before the last application date 31 December 2021, through submitting your application in our careers portal. 


Please reach out to Marcel Andriessen, Manager Field Services Operations, by email: marcel.andriessen@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  


Last application date: 30/11/2021

This is Wärtsilä



Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine 


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com 


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.