Houston, US Dartmouth, CA

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Field Service Engineer, 4-Stroke Marine Business


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 looking for Field Service Engineers to join our dynamic, safety-focused Marine Field Services team. As this is a Fully Remote or Hybrid position – open to individuals in any state/province - candidates can be located anywhere in the continental USA or Canada (within 2 hours of a major airport).


What Will You Be Doing


In this position, you will perform Field Service activities (such as overhauls and repairs) on our modern, 4-stroke marine diesel engines. For us to be the best match, we expect you to have technical experience in reciprocating engine repair and overhaul. You will also have a safety-first attitude.


As a Field Service Engineer, 4-Stroke, you will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Perform Field Service activities according to the work plan on modern marine diesel and dual-fuel engines.
  • Perform overhauls and repairs on 4-stroke medium speed engines.
  • Interact professionally with customers during the work execution.
  • Perform internal and external progress status of the assigned work.
  • Create the Service Work Reports.
  • Ensure that the work is executed according to Wärtsilä QEHS guidelines and site procedures.
  • Ensure that the work is executed according to QSHE guidelines and site procedures and policies.
  • Follow-up and report on the status of work orders to customers and/or internal stakeholders.
  • Continuously seek solutions according to best practices.


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

  • A safety-first mindset.
  • A passion for developing your 4-Stroke knowledge to the next level.
  • Relevant technical education or qualifications as a combination of education and experience.
  • Technical experience in reciprocating engine repair and overhaul with practical problem-solving skills.
  • Proven experience in installation operation, maintenance, and repair.
  • Highly effective technical communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Interact professionally and deliver solutions to customers during the work execution.
  • 5+ years’ experience on medium speed 4-stroke engines.
  • Experience in working with electrical systems beneficial.
  • Interested in traveling 75% of the time.
  • Fluent in English with relevant additional language skills beneficial. 


Physical & Mental/Reasoning Demands:


These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. 

•          Vision: Close; Distance; Depth

•          Color Perception (Red, Green, Amber)

•          Hearing/Listening

•          Clear Speech

•          Touching: Dexterity; Hand; Finger

•          Ability to Mount and Dismount Forklift/Truck

•          Pushing/Pulling/Stoop/Kneel/Crouch or Crawl  

•          Lifting: 45 Pounds; 5 Times per shift

•          Carrying: 25 Pounds; 5 Times per shift

•          Driving (local/over the road)

•          Bend/Squat/Sit and Stand for a prolonged period of time

•          Climbing / Balance


Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


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?  


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.




Last application date: 28/11/2023 


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. 


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

Nearest Major Market: Houston