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Primary Location: 

Singapore, SG

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Field Service & Alignment Engineer

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and leading the industry's transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. With the world’s widest portfolio and service network, we – Wärtsilians - deliver efficient, safe and sustainable integrated products and solutions to enhance the business of our customers. The opportunities presented through digitalisation and new technologies are offering a new era of shipping. Did you know that shipping is the world’s most efficient mode of transportation and that approximately 90% of world trade is carried by sea?

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?


As part of our Shape goals we want to simplify the way we do business. This means in practice adding simplicity in the ways of working, increasing clarity in roles and responsibilities and bringing more speed in decision making through clear ownership and accountability. We have announced our new Marine Business lines and are now putting our plans into action by building our new Businesses: Marine Power and Marine Systems. We are on the way of cementing the foundation for being competitive in the future!



As a part of this we are looking for


Field Service & Alignment Engineer


In this position you will become part of Wärtsilä Shaft Line Repair Services (SLRS), the organisation responsible for services delivered by Wärtsilä Shaft Line Solutions (SLS). With around 900 employees SLS is a fully E2E business unit within Wärtsilä Marine Systems; SLRS is a growing organisation within SLS and critical to strategy. SLRS includes over 120 dedicated field service professionals located all around the world, our priorities are to stay safe, keep customers happy and to have fun.


To increase MEA sales and business, SLRS are looking for an experienced Field Service & Alignment Engineer who is ready to travel the world in order to deliver a wide range of services on an extensive range of products; supporting a global install base of over 30,000 vessels. You will be located in Singapore or nearby countries and will be part of a team responsible for SLS Field Service in East & Austral Asia Region.


Your main responsibilities are

  • Perform expert alignment measurements using modern laser technology.
  • Perform and compare results of jack-up tests using load-cells and other traditional methods.
  • Replace and overhaul SLS products and perform complete re-alignment of propulsion shaft lines.
  • Act independently and professionally to lead discussions with customers.
  • Act independently and professionally to supervise related work carried out by others on site.
  • Liaise effectively with back-office support teams, reporting all necessary information required for calculation and analysis and effectively take direction in a timely and professional manner.
  • Provide daily update reports and progress status of the assigned work to all stakeholders.
  • Produce and provide a high standard of Service Work Reports in a timely manner.
  • Perform Field Service activities such as scheduled maintenance, overhaul, repair, replacement and retrofit of SLS products according to work plans when required.
  • Ensure that the work is executed according to QSHE guidelines and site procedures and policies.
  • Follow-up and report on the status of work orders to customer and/or internal stakeholders.
  • Generate leads (New Sales Potentials) for SLS.
  • Continuously seek for solutions in according to best practises.


As an ideal candidate, you should have the following

  • A safety first mind-set.
  • You are passionate about developing SLS E2E-business to the next level. 
  • Experienced in propulsion shaft alignment using laser measurement tools and related equipment.
  • Well versed on shaft alignment procedures and methodologies, ensuring accurate results.
  • Understanding of Shaft Alignment Calculation software and procedures.
  • Experience in vibrations measurement highly beneficial.
  • Relevant technical education or qualifications as a combination of education and experience.
  • Technical experience in marine engineering with practical problem solving skills.
  • Proven experience of installation, operation, maintenance and repair of propulsion shaft lines.
  • Highly effective technical communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Interact professionally and deliver solutions to customers during the work execution.
  • Experience of working with electrical systems beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite.
  • Fluent in English with relevant additional language skills beneficial.
  • You are willing and able to travel.


In this role, your success will be measured by

  • Order-intake, net sales and EBIT for SLS.
  • KPIs set by FS Manager and FS Area Manager MEA


In addition, you will have an added advantage if 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


Questions during application period

For more information about the position, please contact SLS Region 4 manager Loh Mie Ping at mieping.loh@wartsila.com.

Last application date: [[31 Jan 2020]]

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 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com