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Herndon, VA, US Dartmouth, CA Surrey, CA

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Manufacturing Project Engineer

Wärtsilä’s Energy Business is looking for a Manufacturing Project Engineer to join our dynamic Energy, Storage & Optimization Team.  The role will be part of the hardware engineering team.


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. The candidate should thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment while the industry and company go through substantial growth.


Preferred location(s) for this position is Wärtsilä’s location in Herndon, VA or can work remotely in EST time zone.


As a Manufacturing Project Engineer, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Lead and participate in assigned projects related to New Product Introduction (NPI) development with respect to manufacturing processes.
  • Ensure Design to manufacturability (DTM) & Design to Cost (DTC) in collaboration with product development team and manufacturing partners.
  • Responsible for the development of manufacturing processes and procedures for ES&O products. This includes the creation of PFMEA.
  • Support translation of product specifications from engineering to manufacturing procedures.
  • Reviewing engineering change requests generated by Electrical & Mechanical R&D.  
  • Identify failure trends & systemic issues, conduct 8D/PDCA root cause analysis and implement permanent corrective actions.
  • Drive root cause analyses for solving container/enclosure manufacturing issues.
  • Provide troubleshooting support to the R&D.
  • Define manufacturing issues and risks to the product team and support driving solution and implementing it at our manufacturing partners.
  • Evaluate products based on specifications and quality standards.
  • Work independently with our manufacturing partners for prototypes and design team to understand root cause of failures, propose design or component changes, and implement and validate design changes.
  • Support cost reduction efforts and identify new cost take out and ideas.
  • Support Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and support developing and maintaining the FAT procedure.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5-10+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering, focus on container/enclosure manufacturing.
  • Experience with project management and certification is an asset to have.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng/PE) is an asset to have.
  • Experience using SolidWorks, Fusion360 (or equivalent PLM software), SAP, Asana.
  • Knowledge of mechanical enclosures/containers design, manufacturing, and testing.
  • Familiar with product development and manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing process.
  • Strong understanding of good documentation practices.
  • Knowledge of energy storage certifications and compliances.
  • Familiarity with NEMA and IP enclosure design and testing is an asset.


Why you and us


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.






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