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Finland - Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Automation Engineer

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


R&D and Engineering / Testing & Validation is looking for an Automation Engineer supporting the automation related work on test engines and component test benches. Our department test and validate components, technologies and systems to secure the most value adding solutions for our customers. Within the team we focus on instrumentation, control and measurements for the different testing activities. The position is permanent and will be located in Vaasa. 


- To support and maintain the automation system development (hardware/software) in Vaskiluoto Engine Laboratory, both for laboratory infrastructure as well as for test engines, test rigs and single cylinder engines
- To coordinate and plan automation work related to engine changes, rebuilds and in new projects at the same time balancing the workload in the team
- To carry out programming of PLC, Labtool and WOIS systems and laboratory specific measurement systems. 
- Programming and configuration of automated running sequences 
- To compile and analyse automation related data, making reports and presentations
- To participate in technical meetings according to need


- Relevant technical education (BSc or MSc or equivalent in Automation or Electrical engineering)
- Relevant technical background. Knowledge about Wärtsilä engine product family, systems and solutions is seen as a benefit
- Strong internal motivation, passion for execution and getting things completed
- Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills 
- Good communication and team working skills, as well as working independently
- Structured way of working and planning
- Willingness to learn and adapt 


We Offer 
Welcome to a dynamic team, where you have the possibility to work independently with the support of great colleagues and with the latest technology.

We want to be the best at what we do and therefore we continuously develop our expertise and way of working.

The diversity of tasks and projects offer you possibility to challenge yourself and work with various groups of people.


Please apply by 7th of March, 2021. 

Contact person for further information:  
Staffan Nysand
Email: staffan.nysand@wartsila.com 
Tel: +358 505 343 944

Last application date: 07/03/2021

This is Wärtsilä

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