Frauenfeld, CH

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Automation and Control Expert Engineer

Automation and Control Expert Engineer


Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe, and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping. Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 90% of world trade is carried by sea?


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?


Business Unit Parts and Field Service is a global organisation with harmonised ways of working and tools to deliver the best possible services for our customers. In our global team we value, respect, and embrace different opinions and diversity. Safety, environment, and wellbeing are our foundation, and we never compromise them.


We are looking for an Automation and Control Expert Engineer with a main responsibility in working on 2-stroke Automation projects.


The preferred location for this position is in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.


Your role and responsibilities 


As an A&C expert engineer your work will include to design, implement automation projects to uphold the highest quality assurance standards for the broad range of automation products. The tasks can also be adjusted based on your individual skills and interests. You’ll be working as a part of automation and control team with diverse expertise.


Your activities will include:


  • Define the scope and the objectives of automation projects. Specify the automation requirements.
  • Testing engine software in laboratory and on the vessels.
  • Working hand-in-hand with Engine control System software developers.
  • Responsibility to maintain various automation systems. Consequently, debugging, repairing, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis are regular tasks.
  • In addition to identifying potential problems and resolving several issues, experts in this field take part in continually improving processes.
  • Control system design with Matlab and Simulink software.
  • Report the performed activities.


Requirements for the position 


  • Master’s degree in automation, electrical engineering or related filed.
  • At least 6 years of experience in engine marine projects activities.
  • Experience in control systems engineering or related field.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Locations: Frauenfeld.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Willingness to travel (15% working time).
  • Motivated to drive the prototype code to production-level quality.


As an ideal candidate you might also have… 


  • Capable to work independently as well as in Team.
  • MATLAB / Simulink tools skills.
  • PLC programming skills.
  • German language is a plus.


Why you and us? 


You are valued – as your true self. At Wärtsilä YOU matter. We value diversity and are committed in supporting inclusive work community. 


Your growth is supported. We believe in continuous learning & teamwork. Wärtsilian community has your back when it comes to development opportunities so you can develop beyond your potential. 


You get to make a difference. Innovation and sustainability are important for us. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. 


Contact & next steps 


Submit your application before the deadline through our Careers portal. Applications received through email and recruitment agency will not be considered. After submitting your application you’ll receive a confirmation email. We try our best to get back to everyone within 2-3 weeks after application deadline. 


In case of any questions, reach out to Fabi Christian, Team Leader Automation and Control via email at christian.fabi@wartsila.com. 


Last application date: 27/05/2024 


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 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com


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