Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Quality & Operational Development
Job Category:  Project Management

Supervisor, Quality

Supervisor, Quality


Wärtsilä, a SMART technology company, seeks a Quality Supervisor to join our fast-paced, high-performance workshop team (AMER). Candidates are expected to display high critical thinking and reasoning skills, identify as high performers, and be self-motivating. The location for this position is Fort Lauderdale FL.


What will you be doing

As a Quality Supervisor, you will provide technical leadership to optimize cost, quality, productivity and reliability. This includes initiating continuous improvement activities to achieve and sustain results in Quality as well as being accountable to research, develop and implement tasks, methodologies and best practice. Typical projects would include workshop upgrades and improvements to systems that support enhancement of quality or quantity.


As a Quality Supervisor, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Maintaining QC framework per location (methods, procedures, competences, etc) and HSE Compliance
  • Create quality plans as required
  • Support and coach Workshop team in QC execution
  • Manage non-conformity cases according to defined processes
  • Perform analysis and inspections as required
  • Ensure availability of proper calibrated measurement equipment and well-maintained Workshop equipment
  • Ensure that corrections and corrective actions are defined and implemented for single notifications
  • Run process validation and verification audits in the Workshops
  • Drive the local OE/5S agenda in AMER workshops
  • Ability to conduct Root Cause Analysis investigations (Apollo, 5-Y, etc)


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technical university is desired, or 5–10 years of equivalent work experience in a technical service-minded organization
  • 3-5 years of job-related experience with a technical degree and/or bachelor’s degree and some project management experience or training


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

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?


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, with a portfolio of diesel and gas engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems.


Wärtsilä offers the best training in the industry because having knowledge and skills above and beyond the basics of your field give you a professional advantage and better opportunities to grow your career. Career opportunities are always available and there is a lot of room for growth within the organization.


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.


For more information about this job please contact Scott Wegener at scott.wegener@wartsila.com.


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


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: http://www.wartsila.com/careers.


Individuals hired for positions that require on-site customer interactions and/or in-person travel may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or other country-specific vaccinations, unless otherwise prohibited by law.  


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: 28/07/2023 


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