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Schiedam, NL

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Mechanic Propulsion Workshop

Welcome to Wärtsilä Netherlands! Global Workshops Central Europe in Schiedam are looking for a mechanic at our Propulsion Workshop.


As a Mechanic at our Propulsion Workshop you will be responsible for the overhaul, repair, assemble and upgrade of all types of marine propulsion systems such as Controllable Pitch Propellers, Tunnel and Steerable Thrusters, Oil Supply Units, etc. On each assigned project you shall use Wärtsilä manuals, instructions, drawings and procedures.


You will have the chance to work in a technically interesting environment within the maritime industry. As a Mechanic you will be part of our Propulsion Workshop team existing of 20 propulsion professionals. For experienced Mechanics we can offer the chance to work independently at your own assigned projects in a small team. Junior/trainee mechanics will be guided and trained by our experienced colleagues.




What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

•    You will work on disassembly, inspection, assembly and testing of complete propulsion installations and components.
•    If you find any discrepancies and/or non-conformities you discuss and solve this with the workshop foreman.
•    You work according to order/project records and checklists.
•    You ensure that the work is executed according to Wärtsilä Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines and procedures 
•    Contribute in keeping a clean and tidy workshop, in particular his or hers own working area


What do we expect from you?

•    You have proven technical knowledge and experience with mechanical assembly procedures.
•    The ability to read and understand technical assembly drawings and assembly instructions. 
•    You have some knowledge of repair procedures like welding and machining. 
•    Preferably you are familiar with the industry safety standards and practices.
•    Familiar with precision measurements and special hydraulic and mechanical tools
•    Dutch and English written and verbal skills 
•    You are able to work under pressure as well as the flexibility to take part in overtime and weekend shifts if needed for certain orders/projects. 


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? 

We have an amazing team, and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. The work in our team offers a wide range of interesting projects and we truly have a great team spirit. We hope to find a team member who shares the same passion we have and we are excited to get our new team member onboard.

Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 28th of September, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 

Please apply by 28th of September at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.

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.


Last application date: 28/09/2022

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. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at