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Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Turbocharger Superintendent

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable
societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


We are looking for a Turbocharger Superintendent to join our dynamic, safety-focused for our Marine Field Services team. As this is a Workshop / Field Service position, candidates will need to be able to work out of or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida facility. This position will be for the Wärtsilä PBL Team.  


The Wärtsilä PBL Team is responsible for a comprehensive, 12-year performance-based agreement that has been signed between Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation. In January 2017, the performance-based agreement was signed to strengthen the partnership between Wärtsilä and Carnival. The agreement includes Wärtsilä’s Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). Simplified, Wärtsilä will take care of engine maintenance and monitoring, scheduled or not. Wärtsilä will also have the responsibility to safely extend overhaul intervals where possible, as they will be closely monitoring the ship’s engines.   


What will you be doing? 


In this position, as a Turbocharger Superintendent, you will be supporting our customers on field services assignments; however, you are expected to perform Workshop activities as well (such as overhauls and repairs) on ABB turbochargers and focus on these responsibilities:


  • Perform overhauls and repairs on ABB Turbochargers
  • Interact professionally with customers during work execution
  • Perform internal and external progress status of the assigned work
  • Create the Service Work Reports
  • Ensure that the work is executed according to Wärtsilä QEHS guidelines and site procedures
  • Follow-up and report on the status of work orders to customers and/or internal stakeholders
  • Continuously seek solutions according to best practices
  • Ability to work in fast pace environment under pressure
  • Willingness and ability to travel (approximately 130 to 180 days a year)
  • Independently execute Field Service and workshop activities/repairs on ABB turbochargers 
  • Turbocharger troubleshooting skills 
  • Able to operate balancing machines for turbochargers 
  • Perform pre-commissioning and commissioning of ABB turbochargers. 
  • Ability to read and understand turbocharger diagrams 
  • Detailed knowledge of turbocharger and engine principles, product range and repair techniques, producing detailed investigation reports and operational inspections to assist customer improve the efficiency and operation of their product. 
  • Supports with the development of customers with a high level interface and close working relations, providing consultancy and advice to maintain the product by manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Act as the Company’s representative working with the company’s code of conduct and ethically to expand business activities and strives to satisfy and exceed customer’s needs and expectations 


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

  • A safety-first mindset. 
  • A passion about developing turbocharger marine business to the next level. 
  • Relevant technical education or qualifications as a combination of education and experience. 
  • Technical experience with practical problem-solving skills. 
  • Proven experience in installation operation, maintenance and repair. 
  • Highly effective technical communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Interact professionally and deliver solutions to customers during the work execution. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Fluent in English with relevant additional language skills beneficial. 
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Wärtsilä in the US 


Contact and next steps

If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your application, together with a Curriculum Vitae. Please reach out to Nurys Tapper, FS Coordinator, PBL, through with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  


Note: This position is eligible for referral bonus.


Last application date: 15/09/2022

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 Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers to be successful. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami