Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Senior Service Engineer, Instrumentation & Controls

Senior Service Engineer – Reciprocating Engine Control, Energy Business


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?


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


What will you be doing


As a Senior Service Engineer – Reciprocating Engine Controls, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Solve technical and operational problems at our customer's engine power plants.
  • Lead preventative maintenance activities according to maintenance programs.
  • Support New Build and Commissioning teams on projects delivery.
  • Prepare service work reports and other relevant documentation related to site or customer visits.
  • Manage and maintain good relationships with the customer during work execution.
  • Take ownership of technical discussions and be the point of contact between internal and external stakeholders during service execution.
  • 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


The applicant should have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience with:

  • PLC programming and troubleshooting: Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider etc.
  • Understanding of PLC function blocks and ladder diagrams
  • Wonderware or other applicable HMI platforms
  • Various standard industrial networks and protocols (Modbus TCP, Profibus, CAN-bus, CIP, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNET, ControlNET, Industrial Ethernet etc.)
  • Woodward control systems for diesel and gas engines
  • Reciprocating Gas Engine Control Systems (Wärtsilä, MAN, MaK, Caterpillar, Bergen etc)
  • Performing remote or onsite troubleshooting


Additional Skills:

  • Good leadership and collaboration skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English required, Spanish a plus)
  • Strong focus on safety protocols and QEHS standards
  • Be able to work independently
  • Project management skills
  • Coaching skills

Physical & Mental/Reasoning Demands:

These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or associate from the position. Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Company may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.

  • Vision: Close; Distance; Depth
  • Color Perception (Red, Green, Amber)
  • Hearing/Listening
  • Clear Speech
  • Touching: Dexterity; Hand; Finger
  • Ability to Mount and Dismount Forklift/Truck
  • Pushing/Pulling/Stoop/Kneel/Crouch or Crawl
  • Lifting: 45 Pounds; 5 Times per shift
  • Carrying: 25 Pounds; 5 Times per shift
  • Driving (local/over the road)
  • Bend/Squat/Sit and Stand for a prolonged period of time
  • Climbing / Balance


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works Alone / Works with Others
  • Verbal Contact w/Others; Face-to-Face Contact
  • Inside / Outside
  • Extreme Heat / Extreme Cold
  • Noise
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Pressurized Equipment
  • Moving Objects
  • High Places
  • Fumes/Odors
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Dirt Dust


Why you and us

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. 


If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 


Last application date: 12/01/2024 


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


Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami