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Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Turbocharger Superintendent

Turbocharger Superintendent


We are looking for a Turbocharger Superintendent to join our dynamic, safety-focused 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.


As a Turbocharger Superintendent, you will 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 a fast-paced 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 


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?  


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: 01/02/2023 


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 

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Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami