Havant, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Maintenance Engineer

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a 


Maintenance Engineer


To join our team working for a better future. This position is permanent and the preferred location for the position is in Havant, UK.


What you will be doing 


This position requires attendance on a late shift pattern whilst still being able change working hours to assist with sickness and holidays as required.
Hands on operation of the facilities, infrastructure and assets of the WDSL business through effective employment of your own skills and a network of suppliers and subcontractors to ensure highest levels of availability are achievable in a safe, cost effective and world class manner.
Work in accordance with WDSL’s goals and targets, and legislative/ statutory requirements and coordinates activities to meet objectives set for the area of responsibility.  To undertake any activity deemed reasonable and appropriate for this position.


As Maintenance Engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities: 


  • Proactively be involved in the safe and effective day to day maintenance activities at all Wartsila Defence Solutions 
  • Be responsible for the availability of all machinery, plant and infrastructure at Wartsila Defence  Solutions through a programme of Preventative Maintenance.
  • Responsible for maintaining, improving and reporting of an appropriate suite of industrial recognised ‘Key Performance Indicators’
  • Be actively involved with the quality and accuracy of all service and maintenance records including the Maintenance/Facilities SAP Modules.
  • Provide direct assistance in Electrical/Mechanical/Hydraulic and Pneumatic plant and machinery control breakdowns/faults.
  • Be actively involved with the network of subcontractors and suppliers and ensure value, safety and reliability is high. 
  • Day to Day communication with other departments. 
  • Assist in improvement projects to agreed scope, schedule and budget.
  • Help and support of all external audits relating to the business e.g. Emission and Discharge Permits, Environment Agency, Landlord and Local Authorities.




  • Reponsible for helping to improve and maintain the availability of all Facilities, Plant and Production machinery at all WDSL sites through a programme of Preventative and Reactive Maintenance to maximise the availability of facilities, equipment and machinery to maximise productivity of the business.
  • To implement current HSE legislation including certification, monitoring and inspection in areas of responsibility.
  • To assist in the maintenance of the building security of all WDSL facilities.
  • To be actively involved with the delivery of projects relating to facilities to schedule, cost and agreed requirements.

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


  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a maintenance / facilities management environment. 
  • Experienced in preventative (and reactive) maintenance of manual and CNC machining centres is a distinct advantage.
  • Hands on experience of Hydraulics /Pneumatics /Electrics /Mechanical is advantageous.
  • Experience of working on large projects. 
  • Proven team work and lone working experience. 
  • PC Literate (Microsoft). SAP experience is desirable.
  • Good level of education in Maths and Sciences (GCE, GCSE or equivalent).
  • Apprenticeship or equivalent in electrical/mechanical discipline.
  • HNC /HND level in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering disciplines a distinct advantage.

Development Responsibilities: 


  • To assist in the development of a culture of continuous improvement.
  • To help develop existing work practices and to keep abreast of current legislation and corporate KPI’s.
  • Continuously challenge the norm to ensure an operational excellent culture is achieved.


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 that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. 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? 
We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. 


Contact & next steps 


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout. 

For further questions please reach out to Ian Bailey, Maintenance & Facilities Team Leader, ian.bailey@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!


Last application date: 02/05/2024 


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 17,000 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