Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Field Service, Automation Software Engineer

Field Service, Automation Software Engineer to join our dynamic, fast-paced Electrical & Automation service team. The desired location for this position is Fort Lauderdale FL.


As a Service Engineer, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Prepare and install software and equipment onboard ships by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.
  • Perform troubleshooting on site to isolate and find causes of equipment failures.
  • Keep track of work details and provide in depth reports including all the necessary details. (Measurements, photos, way of working, investigations, etc.)
  • Ensure that the work is executed according to Wärtsilä Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines and customer site procedures.
  • Keep track and provide an accounting of time, spare parts used.
  • Proactively advise and promote available products and solutions to customers and provide leads for Wärtsilä sales team.


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


    • Education in electrical, electronics, automation, marine engineering, or related fields.
    • Understanding and/or experience of logic programming preferred.
    • Understanding and/or experience of Electrical and Automation systems, communication nets and interfaces, sensors, actuators, auxiliary equipment. Ability to troubleshoot.
    • General understanding of power plant, switchboards, diesel engines, generators, navigation, and propulsion - preferred but not required.
    • Ability to develop software and automation solutions by studying information, customers’ needs, conferring with users, and studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes
    • Ability to document and present automation and software solutions to the customer by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, drawings, code comments, etc.
    • Flexibility to travel for long periods of time is a must.
    • Ability to work with subcontractors during cable and equipment installation.
    • Ability to work independently in a proactive and structured manner.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Motivated to learn in classroom and or field trainings.
    • Ability to work in a team, follow directives and deal with people of different nationalities and cultures.
    • Ability to work under pressure, to travel and to work abroad and on board of sailing vessels.

Last application date: 21/01/2024 


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 17,000 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

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami