Drunen, NL

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Technical Expert Hydraulics

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? 

As a Hydraulic Expert in Wartsila Technical Service Propulsion, you will find yourself in the technical heart of the exiting world of the Maritime industry. You provide the highest level of technical support for our propulsion products to our customers and other stakeholders for our installed base. You will be working in an international environment in close cooperation with new build engineering, technical support engineers, warranty, and field services.


You are part of our Technical Services Department (operates from two locations, Drunen in The Netherlands and Rubbestadneset in Norway), which ensures customer satisfaction by providing high quality and on-time technical support enabled by world-class competences in propulsion equipment.


The propulsion products consist of a variety of Steerable- and Transverse Thrusters, Controllable Pitch Propellers, Reduction Gears, Electric Pods, Water Jets, reduction gearboxes, rudders and advanced control systems. You will report to our Manager Expert Services. Location: Drunen, Netherlands


What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • You provide technical support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • You perform Root Cause Analysis and perform expert technical field investigations
  • Provide expert-level support in troubleshooting. Define measurements setups and corresponding measurement plans. Perform (if needed) onsite measurements. Analyze the data and report the findings.
  • You support customers throughout the lifecycle of their installations. Define maintenance plans. Select new parts for obsolete components. Deliver technical content for service bulletins and manuals. Develop upgrades and solutions adapting to new lifecycle requirements.
  • You are responsible for providing in-depth hydraulic conceptual design support including detailed strength calculations, data acquisitions and analysis, new concept review and FMEA.
  • Contribute to the Wärtsilä product improvement process.


What do we expect from you?

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Marine Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience in the design of hydraulic systems with strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Specific knowledge and experience in hydraulic system design, basic knowledge on control principles is a pré.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of system modelling and system simulation.
  • A true team player with a proactive approach who can combine theory and practice.
  • You are a strong communicator with good organizational and analytical skills. Experience with data processing tools like Matlab and Python are a benefit.
  • Customer focused and service minded attitude.
  • You are willing to travel globally occasionally (3 or 4 trips a year, 1-7 days), typically Europe area.



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?


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. The work in our team offers a wide range of interesting projects and we truly have a great team spirit. We hope to find a team member who shares the same passion we have and we are excited to get our new team member onboard.



Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


Please apply by 30-06-2023, 23:59 CET. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


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


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 is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com