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Singapore, SG Shanghai, CN Toyama, JP Taizhou, CN Zhuhai, CN Singapore, SG Busan, KR Beijing, CN Singapore, SG Qinghuangdao, CN Seoul, KR Tianjing, CN Shanghai, CN Tokyo, JP Guangzhou, CN Shanghai, CN Geoje, KR Dalian, CN Zhengjang, CN Shanghai, CN Qing Dao, CN Zhoushan, CN Suzhou, CN Shanghai, CN Guangzhou, CN Shanghai, CN Kobe, JP Imabari, JP Busan, KR Wuxi, CN

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Alignment Expert

Alignment Expert

You will become part of the organisation responsible for services delivered by Wärtsilä Shaft Line Solutions (SLS). A growing team of field service professionals supporting an install base of over 30,0000 vessels fitted with OEM products produced by SLS. Our priorities are to stay safe, keep customers happy and to have fun.




Wärtsilä Shaft Line Repair Services (SLRS) specialise in project managed repairs of marine propulsion shaft lines. SLRS are looking for an Alignment Expert, an experienced specialist in the alignment of rotating equipment. The Alignment Expert will analyse field data and perform calculations in order to provide technical recommendations and suggest work scopes to optimise the alignment of marine propulsion shaft lines. The role will be based in Asia, supporting our fastest growing market. Ideal candidate will be located in Singapore, China, Korea and Japan. 


Your main responsibilities are

  • Analysis of data, readings and measurements taken using lasers, 3D measurement techniques, strain gauges, proximity sensors, vibration equipment, load cells etc.
  • Trouble shoot, fault find and perform root cause analysis in relation to alignment & vibration.
  • Perform modelling and new alignment calculations to determine optimum alignment conditions.
  • Provide technical recommendations and suggest work scopes required to re-align shaft lines.
  • Provide training to engineers, ensuring accurate on-site measurements are recorded and provided.
  • Support, guide and instruct project managers, engineers, in-situ machinists, production engineers etc. prior to and during project execution.
  • On occasion, supervise work on site, in dry-dock and afloat:
    • Supervise alignment measurements using modern laser technology.
    • Supervise and compare results of jack-up tests using load-cells and traditional methods.
    • Supervise chocking and mounting of machinery using various techniques.
    • Supervise on-site machining of shafts and components.
    • Supervise removal & reinstallation of shaft lines and perform complete re-alignment.
    • Etc.
  • Produce a high standard of technical reports in a timely manner on completion of projects.
  • Ensure that the work is executed according to QHSE guidelines, procedures and policies.
  • Continuously seek for solutions in according to best practises.


Main requirements in this role are

  • A safety-first mind-set.
  • A careful and conscientious way of working.
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Engineering, or equivalent relevant professional experience.
  • Experienced in propulsion shaft alignment using laser measurement tools and related equipment.
  • Proven experience of installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of propulsion shaft lines.
  • Well versed on shaft alignment procedures and methodologies.
  • Experience in the design & modelling of marine propulsion shaft line systems.
  • In depth knowledge of shaft alignment software (eg. ShaftDesigner).
  • Knowledge of MS Office, 2D/3D CAD, FEM programs.
  • Experience in vibrations measurement & analysis highly beneficial.
  • Experience in strain gauge technology highly beneficial.
  • Experience of working with electrical systems beneficial.
  • Interact professionally and willingness to deliver solutions.
  • Highly effective technical communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Fluent in English with Chinese and other relevant additional language skills beneficial.
  • You are located in Asia (China, Korea, Singapore, Japan preferred) and willing and able to travel.


In this role, your success will be measured by

  • SLS & SLRS business performance
  • KPIs set by Line manager


In addition, as an ideal candidate you

  • drive Wärtsilä Purpose and demonstrate Wärtsilä values
  • understand the value of collaboration and benefits it brings
  • are recognised as a leader with ability to build high performing teams based on trust
  • have high integrity, listen with good intention, appreciate feedback and support people to grow
  • create clarity on direction and inspire people to take action towards the future goals
  • enjoy creating clear business value with a goal-oriented mind-set
  • drive results with excellent planning and remove obstacles for success of our employees
  • feel accountable for business impact and act to adjust when performance is not as expected
  • develop an organization with high passion and drive – while making sure that it is fun doing business


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline on 3rd December 2021 submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


In case you have questions about the open position, please contact.


Mr. Yuanjun Gui

MEA (Middle East & Asia) Service Manager



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Please apply by 3rd December 2021 at 23:59 FMT+10. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


This is Wärtsilä

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. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com