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Esposende, PT

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Service Engineer Mechatronic

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, work hard, and know how to have fun, come and apply! 


We are looking for a dynamic high performer to join our fast-paced Team. A focused Service Engineer, E&A Mechatronic professionals will complete our pool of resources in MEDITERRANEAN region.

The preferred location for the position is in Esposende, but also considering from North & Central of Portugal.



What will you be doing

In this position, your work will include maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting of electrical and automations system related our products or representatives brands. On a typical day, you might be attend our external and internal customers, in Portugal or other countries through the Wartsila Network, in order to solve issues or provide properly solutions. You will not be working on this alone, even though the work requires a high level of independency, as you will have the support of the different areas according the demand of the services.

For us to be the best match, we expect you to have understanding in Electrical engineering, electronics, automation and controls and experience from working with Industrial Automation products. This position needs to have  proactive attitude, well manners and presence, with autonomous own proceeds following the Wartsila guidelines and way of working. As an ideal candidate, you needs to have the willingness to learn, assimilate and provide your best contribution to yours peers, team member and final customers, be it technically or behaviourally. Experience from Marine and Power Plant installations, PLC programming and troubleshooting and knowledge of diesel and gas engines are a plus.


For you to succeed in the position, we hope you to have solid technical background.

  • High School / Diploma or equivalent in electrical and/or automation
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical engineering and experience of industrial automation systems.
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers, frequency drives, electrical protection device, computer systems, ethernet networks, firewalls and OPC-servers, etc.


As Service Engineer in Mechatronic / E&A, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Carry out complex field service activities in electrical and automation related to Wartsila's products, including their commissioning, trial tests, adjustments, repair and maintenance.
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting on site to isolate and find root causes of failures in electrical and automation equipment’s.
  • Keep track of work details and provide deepen reports, including all the necessary details (measurements, photos, way of working, investigations, etc.).
  • Perform internal and external progress reporting on the status of assigned work. Keep track and provide the accounting of time, together with the spare parts to be used.
  • Lead and manage assigned self/team while on site, interacting with the customer to arrange for proper schedule to achieve desired scope. Be able to assure prompt feedback to work Coordination and Resources departments.
  • Ensure that the work is executed according to Wärtsila Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental guidelines and customer site procedures.
  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring equipment and apparatuses using hand and power tools
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with the applicable codes
  • Inspect completed work to ensure that repairs have been finalized correctly and that machinery and equipment are compliant to specifications and safety standards.
  • Proactively advice and promote available products and solutions to customers.
  • Instructs and directs if any maintenance trainees assigned.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to perform/completion of any other task/duties as assigned.
  • Perform internal and external progress reporting on the status of assigned work.
  • Keep track and provide the accounting of time, together with the spare parts to be used.
  • Prepare technical and travel reports on time, with the collections of the expected documentation according to Wartsila quality.
  • To maintain a professional appearance and conduct
  • Ready to travel on short notice.


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

  • Good communication and leadership skills, very good teamwork skills and customer’s relations.
  • Organization.
  • Interpersonal relationships skills.
  • Accurate-critical thinking.
  • To be able to communicate, oral and write comfortably good in English.
  • Being Proactive and Responsible.
  • Motivated to learn in classroom/field trainings and quickly grow professionally.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to travel, to work abroad and on board of sailing vessels.
  • Electric and automation technical experience; engine automation, plant automation, communication nets and interfaces, sensors, actuators, auxiliary equipment. Ability to perform a troubleshooting on it.
  • Computer and IT skills, MS Office suite.
  • Cost awareness & effectiveness.
  • Time management.
  • Situational and cultural sensitivity.
  • Business and Customer Focus.

In this role, travel is required to meet with our customers around the world. Thus, we hope you have willingness and flexibility to travel for jobs anytime, approximately 80% of your working time.



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?  

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team.  


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 26 October 2021, by submitting your application in our careers portal. 


Please reach out to Luciano Ferreira, Team Leader Resources, through luciano.ferreira@wartsila.com  with any questions related to this position (only questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  


Last application date: 26/10/2021

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 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