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Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Project Management

Field Service Engineer, Electrical & Automation

Field Service Engineer, Electrical & Automation


We are looking for a Field Service Engineer, Electrical & Automation (E&A) to join our Voyage Solutions Services team. The preferred locations for this position are Fort Lauderdale FL or Harvey (New Orleans) LA.


Work will be performed primarily onboard ships so flexibility to travel for long periods of time is a must.


As a Service Engineer, E&A you will perform troubleshooting on site to isolate and find causes of equipment failures. You will 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. You will proactively advise and promote available products and solutions to customers and provide leads for Wärtsilä sales team.


Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering, Electrical or Electronics and knowledge of Wärtsilä products.


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

  • Developing software and automation solutions by studying information, customers’ needs, conferring with users, and studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes
  • Documenting and presenting automation and software solutions to the customer by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, drawings, code comments, etc.
  • Preparing and installing software and equipment onboard ships, determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.


For this position you’ll need

  • Ability to work with subcontractors during cable and equipment installation.
  • Ability to work independently in a proactive and structured manner.
  • Understanding and/or experience of logic programming preferred.
  • Understanding and/or experience of Electrical and automation systems preferred
  • General understanding preferred but not required of power plant, switchboards, diesel engines, generators, navigation and propulsion.


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

  • Knowledge of Wartsila products.
  • Good communication skills, very good team and customer’s relations. Leading people.
  • Motivated to learn in classroom/field trainings and quickly grow professionally.
  • Ability to work in a team, follow directives and deal with people of different nationalities and cultures.
  • 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 them.
  • Computer skills, MS Office suite.
  • Technical high school diploma in electrics, electronics, automation. BS degree in marine engineering, electrical, electronic


Physical & Mental/Reasoning Demands:
These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed.
Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or associate from the position. Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Company may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.

  • Vision: Close; Distance; Depth
  • Color Perception (Red, Green, Amber)
  • Hearing/Listening
  • Clear Speech
  • Touching: Dexterity; Hand; Finger
  • Ability to Mount and Dismount Forklift/Truck
  • Pushing/Pulling/Stoop/Kneel/Crouch or Crawl
  • Lifting: 45 Pounds; 5 Times per shift
  • Carrying: 25 Pounds; 5 Times per shift
  • Driving (local/over the road)
  • Bend/Squat/Sit and Stand for a prolonged period of time
  • Climbing / Balance


Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works Alone / Works with Others
  • Verbal Contact w/Others; Face-to-Face Contact
  • Inside / Outside
  • Extreme Heat / Extreme Cold
  • Noise
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Pressurized Equipment
  • Moving Objects
  • High Places
  • Fumes/Odors
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Dirt Dust


Why you and us

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. 


If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online:


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 


Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, in communities, and in the nation as a whole. The spread of COVID when working in customer facilities and project sites can lead to costly site shutdowns, for which Wärtsilä could be deemed financially responsible. Many local government authorities require proof of vaccination to enter the state or country, and many of our customers require proof of vaccination to be on a project site. In line with legal regulations Wärtsilä has implemented a COVID-19 policy on vaccination and testing to reduce the risk of transmission on Wärtsilä premises. Wärtsilä strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and other employees.




Last application date: 09/10/2022

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. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami