Drunen, NL

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Support Functions

Spare Parts Specialist

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping. Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 90% of world trade is carried by sea?

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 through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?

We are looking for a 

Spare Parts Specialist


to join our Technical Information team in Wärtsilä Marine / Parts & Field services. The preferred location for the position is in Drunen, The Netherlands. This is a permanent position. We are open to candidates with different levels of professional seniority.


What you will be doing in this position?

As a Spare Parts Specialist, you will be primarily responsible for managing the (meta)data of parts for the propulsion equipment and auxiliaries delivered by Wärtsilä, and for creating and publishing illustrated spare parts catalogues.

You will be part of an international, dynamic, and supportive work environment. To thrive in this job, you need to be resourceful, and have good communication and problem-solving skills.


As a Spare Parts Specialist your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Collect and convert engineering data into consumable parts data information for lifecycle support and for parts sales.
  • Create and maintain Spare Part Catalogues according to the project scope and delivery schedule.
  • Work closely with the technical illustrators to create illustrations for the Spare Part Catalogues.
  • On request, maintain material and parts data to ensure internal and external availability.
  • Provide Parts Coordination Management with technical identification support related to customer quotation requests.
  • Cooperate with different subject matter experts and vendors to clarify the scope of supply and parts requirements.
  • Maintain project status, and provide progress updates to relevant stakeholders, as needed.


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


  • A Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • C1 English proficiency level or higher.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Cultural awareness.
  • Accuracy and administrative skills.
  • Organizational and analytical skills.
  • Team player skills, an Agile mindset and collaborative ethos.
  • Basic understanding of technical drawings and specifications.
  • Experience in logistics, parts or material management is favourable.
  • Experience with SAP, Product Lifecyle Management and/or Asset Lifecycle Management systems is favourable.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access and Visual Basic, or other scripting or programming knowledge is favourable. 
  • Knowledge of creating 3D technical illustrations is favourable.


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 that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. 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? 

We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. 


Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout. 


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!

Last application date: 09/08/2024 


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. Our team of 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com.