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Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Field Service Engineer - Electrical & Automation

Field Service Engineer - Electrical & Automation (E&A)


We are looking for a Field Service Engineer to join our dynamic, fast-paced Electrical & Automation service team. The desired location for this position is Fort Lauderdale FL or Harvey LA.


What will you be doing

As a Field Service Engineer, you will carry out complex field service work activities related to equipment including repair and maintenance.


The ideal candidate has a degree in Marine Engineering, Electrical or Electronics and has knowledge of Wartsila products.


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

  • 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.
  • Prepare and install software and equipment onboard ships by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.


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

  • Understanding and/or experience of logic programming preferred.
  • Understanding and/or experience of Electrical and Automation systems preferred
  • 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.
  • 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, Electronics


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. 


Last application date: 21/07/2022

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