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Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Mechanical Designer


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 with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions 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 a more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

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


Mechanical Designer- Remote


Wärtsilä’s Energy Business looking for a highly motivated and agile Mechanical Designer to join the rapidly growing Energy Storage & Optimization division of Wärtsilä Corp.  You will be responsible for creating CAD models and drawing specifications for new battery-based energy storage systems- ultimately to enabling the effective utilization of renewable energy for Wartsila’s domestic and international customers.  Additionally, the Mechanical Designer will be expected to work with various team member from different disciplines to create and maintain Bills of Materials manage Engineering Change Notices, as well as update and release drawing specifications to ensure timely delivery of new designs as well as support existing manufacturing.  This position requires flexibility to work on multiple projects in various stages of the design, validation, and the manufacturing product life cycle.



What will you be doing:


Produce detailed solid models of components and complex assemblies in Autodesk Inventor.  Updating existing designs and also designing completely new design concepts.

Present CAD designs for review via MS Teams platform in native Inventor environment and/or MS Power point as needed.  Manage action items and changes on the design from other team members.





Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Design, or related field, preferred.  Minimum of 8 years working in product development or commercial design environment with expert CAD proficiency



Responsibility of a Sr. Mech. Designer:


  • As part of the Mechanical and Thermal design team, you will help engineers design cost-effective fabrications to be built domestically and internationally.
  • Advance CAD designs into built-to-print drawings to be fabricated by Wärtsilä’s manufacturing partners.
  • Manage design and drawing changes.
  • Bring expertise and mentor other team members with these responsibilities by establishing best practices and procedures.
  • Help manage ECNs- Changes and tracking.
  • To be successful in this role, we expect you to:
  • Be highly proficient designing structural weldments, electrical cabinets, or outdoor enclosures.
  • Expert with sheet metal design and cable routing using Autodesk Inventor.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and equipment such as laser/water-jet machines, sheet metal, pipe and tube fabrication, structural (I-beams,C-channel).
  • Adept with weld call-out (AWS D1.1) and dimensioning practices (ASME Y14.5).
  • Experience with equivalent ISO standards is helpful.
  • Experience with configuration control management, with expert level understanding of Autodesk Vault is highly desirable. 
  • Experience with Autodesk Fusion is a plus.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, vendors, shop and office in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Be a team player attitude internally and externally.
  • Work remotely but be available 8am to 5pm EST.
  • Be willing to travel up to 10% of the time, especially to team meetings at the Herndon, VA site



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.


A successful candidate will have the ability to travel to other countries.


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. 





Nearest Major Market: Washington DC