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Schiedam, NL

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Propulsion Field Service Engineer

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines and propulsion to lifecycle solutions.


We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. .


Are you ready to jump onboard?

Propulsion Field Service Engineer


We are now looking for a service engineer to join our propulsion field service team of ten highly skilled engineers working on propulsion systems both electrically and mechanically. The preferred location for the position is in the Netherlands, but due to our large network the whole of central Europe is our playground.


What will you be doing?

In this position, your work will include troubleshooting, repair, overhaul and modify according detailed specifications. On a typical day, you might be starting with seal bonding and end the day with removing a thruster. You will not be working on this alone, even though the work requires a high level of independency, as you will have the support from our Technical Service experts and colleagues.


For us to be the best match, we expect you to have understanding in theoretic mechanical philosophy or electrical background and experience from working safely with your hands and mind on different types of ships propulsion. As an ideal candidate, you have gained experience from the field and knowledge of reading and understanding technical drawings and bulletins. For you to succeed in the position, we hope you to be good with technologies that we are using nowadays, and you are a team-player.


As field service engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Client satisfaction
  • Effective & efficient operation
  • Latest technology
  • Budget and cost control
  • Time management
  • Quality control
  • Reporting


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

  • Flexible mentality
  • A “can do” mindset
  • Safe work standard
  • Proper and respectful work ethics


In this role you will travel primarily in the central Europe region, while further abroad every now and then won’t be a problem for you in good collaboration.


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 that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more.


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.


“you might not realize it, but every single one is contributing to our sustainability goals, because of your high-quality work on propulsion equipment could improve mechanical or hydrodynamic efficiency, lowering fuel consumption. Join us for this exciting adventure”




Last application date: 17/04/2023 


This is Wärtsilä


Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses.


We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.


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