Houston, TX, US Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Senior Service Engineer, Mechanical & Reciprocating Engines, Energy Business

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journeys through our market-leading technologies and power system modelling expertise. These cover decarbonisation services, future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS Digital Energy Platform.


Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 76 GW of power plant capacity and more 110 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?


In this fast changing world of energy, we 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. Want to join the ride?


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Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for high performing, future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to take the next step?


Senior Service Engineer – Mechanical, Energy Business

The Wärtsilä Energy Business – North Region team has a vacancy for a Senior Service Engineer, Mechanical.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead mechanical field service activities including, major repairs and overhauls of reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) as well as accompanying auxiliary equipment.
  • Prepare service work reports and other relevant documentation related to site visits.
  • Support New Build and Commissioning teams on projects delivery.
  • Identify and solve technical and operating problems at our customer power plants.
  • Prepare and present analytical reports with adequate conclusions and recommendations.
  • Manage and maintain good relationships with customers during service execution.
  • Take the ownership of technical discussions and facilitate technical point of contact between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Propose product improvement needs to achieve quality and cost targets and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Be able to travel to our customer facilities for service attendance within Canada, U.S and the Caribbean.
  • Be able to travel for service jobs about 80% of the year

Desired Education

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a technical trade school diploma

Desired Skills and Experience

The applicant should have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience leading field service activities on:

  • Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)
  • Diesel or heavy fuel engines
  • Gas and or dual fuel engines
  • Fuel oil or gas injection systems
  • Engines auxiliary systems (separators, radiators, fuel and air systems)
  • Strong focus on safety protocols and QEHS standards

Additional Skills

  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Project management experience
  • Cost impact awareness
  • Good electrical knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English required, Spanish a plus)
  • Good computer skills
  • Good coaching skills


Travel Requirements: This position requires a 70% travel commitment, encompassing both domestic and international, including onshore and offshore locations. The role demands adaptability to varying travel demands, with an expectation of extended periods away from the primary work location. Prospective candidates should be prepared to fulfil these travel obligations as an integral aspect of the position's responsibilities.

Last application date: 28/06/2024 


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 240 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com

Nearest Major Market: Houston