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Havant, GB

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Support Functions

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer

Wartsila Defence Solutions Ltd in Havant is currently looking to recruit a late shift Maintenance Engineer to join our team. This role is an additional hire due to internal promotion through this busy facility.


Working on Late Shift (attracts a shift premium) you will be responsible for helping to improve and maintain the availability of all machinery, plant and infrastructure at all WDSL facilities through a programme of Preventative Maintenance. This role requires hands on management of the facilities, infrastructure and assets of the WDSL business

What will I be doing on a daily basis?


  • Proactively be involved in the safe and effective day to day maintenance activities at all Wartsila Defence facilities
  • Be responsible for the availability of all machinery, plant and infrastructure at all Wartsila Defence through a programme of Preventative Maintenance.
  • Responsible for maintaining, improving and reporting of an appropriate suite of industrial recognised ‘Key Performance Indicators’
  • To be actively involved with the quality and accuracy of all service and maintenance records including the Maintenance/Facilities SAP Modules.
  • To provide hands on assistance in Electrical/Mechanical/Hydraulic and Pneumatic plant and machinery 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.
  • To actively 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 third party.
  • To cover for Maintenance and Facilities Team Leader during periods of absence

We believe the ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Ideally 5 - 10 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 required and CNC machine knowledge preferred.
  • Proven experience of working within large and complex projects.
  • Proven team work and ability to exercise initiative where required.
  • PC Literate (Microsoft) and Complex Maintenance Programmes.
  • SAP experience is desirable.

Areas we have identified as development responsibilities in this role are:

  • 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.

Please be aware that that this position with Wärtsilä Defence Solutions Ltd will be subject to security restrictions and the successful candidate must successfully complete a security clearance.

This means that factors including your nationality, and previous nationalities you have or have held and/or your place of birth may limit the role you can perform for the business.  

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?


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you?

If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline, through submitting your application through our careers portal.



Last application date: 31/03/2023  


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. 


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