Houston, TX, US

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Service Engineer, Engine Controls

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?


Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians 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?


Service Engineer – Engine Controls, Energy Business

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Solve technical and operational problems at our customer’s power plants.
  • Support preventative maintenance activities according to maintenance programs.
  • Support New Build and Commissioning teams on project delivery.
  • Manage and maintain good relationships with the customer during work execution.
  • Participate in customer meetings as local support for electrical and automation scope.
  • Create service work reports and other relevant documentation related to site or customer visits.
  • Be able to travel to our customer facilities for service attendance within Canada, US and the Caribbean.
  • Be on service jobs about 80% of the year

Desired Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Controls & Automation or Electrical Engineering or equivalent diploma

Desired Skills and Experience

The candidate should have a minimum of three (3) years’ work experience with:

  • PLC development, programming and troubleshooting: Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider etc.
  • Understanding of function blocks and ladder diagrams
  • HMI: Wonderware and other applicable systems
  • Understanding of various industrial networks and protocols
  • Proficient on Modbus TCP, Profibus, CAN-bus, CIP, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNET, ControlNET, Industrial Ethernet
  • Advance programming of firewalls and routers
  • Woodward control systems for diesel and gas engines
  • Reciprocating Gas Engine Control Systems (MAN, MaK, Caterpillar, Bergen etc)
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)


Additional Skills:

  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills
  • Good electrical knowledge
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong focus on safety protocols and QEHS standards
  • Project management skills


Travel Requirements: This position requires a 70% - 85%  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: 31/07/2024 


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