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Havant, GB

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Support Functions

Production Manager

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and has the world’s widest portfolio and service network. We are leading the industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Systems are focusing on the latest and most efficient solutions, products and lifecycle services to support the vision for a safer, better, and more sustainable future for our customers.

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?

Production Manager (31207)

Wartsila Defence Solutions Ltd in Havant is currently looking to recruit an experienced Production manager with responsibility for overall managament and leadership of WDSL immediate production functions and its personnel

Will report directly to the Operations general manager.


What will I be doing daily?


The main responsibilities of this function are:


  • Delivery of business objectives.
  • Delivery of manufactured products from the immediate production processes in line with quality, cost and delivery targets.
  • Promotion and delivery of Lean, Continuous Improvement (CI) and other "best practice" improvement techniques and processes and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Identify and lead improvements in there, and other, function's processes and ways of working.
  • Deliver "excellent" customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Develop, promote, and deliver 'On-time, in full (OTIF) for customer requirements.
  • Actively manage housekeeping (5S), data capture and accuracy and the required KPI's for the production environment (Marples way).
  • Work in close collaboration with other business functions to ensure and promote quality and delivery performance.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsability of this role, for which the holder has the necessary experience and/or training.

Note due to the military applications our products support, any applicant must be able to satisfy the requirements of a BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) as a minimum clearance requirement of this role


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 career portal.



Last application date: 08/07/2022

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 Systems supports customers with high quality products and lifecycle services related to the gas value chain, exhaust treatment, shaft line, underwater repair and electrical integrations. We are committed to providing the latest and most efficient solutions, in line with Wärtsilä’s vision for a safe and sustainable future for our customers, our communities and our planet. 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at