Schiedam, NL

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Team Leider Werkplaats


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 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 through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Business Unit Parts and Field Service is a global organisation with harmonised ways of working and tools to deliver the best possible services for our customers. In our global team we value, respect, and embrace different opinions and diversity. Safety, environment, and wellbeing are our foundation, and we never compromise them.


We are now looking for a Workshop Team Lead to head our skilled Propulsion Workshop team. The role is offered as a permanent contract and the location is Schiedam, Netherlands.



What will you be doing?


As a Team Lead in our Propulsion Workshop, you are responsible for the operational management of the daily work activities of the mechanics in the Propulsion Workshop (20 FTE). Together you will work on overhauling, repairing, building, and remodelling all types of marine propulsion systems, such as propellers, thrusters, and oil supply units, to name a few.


Your main responsibility is the daily planning, coordination, and execution of the workload, along with managing the progress of the propulsion assemblies. You will also continuously ensure that the team is motivated and is willing to walk the extra mile when needed. In this position, you will report to the workshop manager.



Your responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to: 


  • Preparing assignments by checking drawings, technical specifications, and assemblies, along with transportation regulations.
  • Ensuring the availability of all required parts, documentation, work instructions, and planning schedules.
  • Keeping an eye on and maintaining safety, quality, and 5S topics on the workshop floor.
  • Leading a team of mechanical specialists, coaching, evaluating, and executing development discussions.
  • Ensuring that the level of quality remains at top level by inspecting the work execution and addressing people when needed.
  • Approval of inspection / work reports.
  • Continuous improvement of ways of working and processes, while also adhering to the processes already in place.



The below will enable you to succeed in this role:


  • A high safety standard in your way of working, that aligns with Wärtsilä safety standards.
  • Staying up to date on current technologies, both hardware and software (Windows 365, SAP, SWF etc.)
  • A vocational or associate degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar educational background.
  • Preferably 5 years of working experience in a production or maintenance environment of mechanical installations.
  • Experience within the marine industry or propulsion installations will be considered an advantage.
  • Knowledge or affinity with repair procedures like machining and welding.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
  • Stress resistance and flexibility.
  • Service-mindedness.
  • Strong natural leadership skills with a positive no-nonsense approach and the ability to coach a team, enhancing motivation and thus performance.
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English languages, both written and verbal, along with strong communication skills.



We offer:


We highly care for employability of all our employees, encouraging them to utilize the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials at their disposal. You will have outstanding opportunities to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth-oriented organisation. We also offer excellent primary and secondary terms of employment and a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect, and trust.



Contact & next steps:


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline Sunday February 25th, 2024, by submitting your application in our Career portal. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to the same time zone. We will be conducting interviews with qualified candidates throughout the process and aim to keep you informed along the way.


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Talent Sourcing Specialist Michelle Hägglund via email at michelle.hagglund@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).


Last application date: 25/02/2024 


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 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com


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