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Primary Location: 

Schiedam, NL

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Support Functions

Supervisor Propulsion Workshop

As a Supervisor of 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 with a colleague foreman. Together you will work on overhauling, repairing, building and remodelling all types of marine propulsion systems such as Propellers, Thrusters, Oil Supply Units, etc.


Your main responsibility is to determine the daily planning, coordination, execution of the workload and managing the progress of the (propulsion) assemblies. Off course you make sure your team is motivated and is willing to walk the extra mile when needed. In this position you will report to the workshop manager.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • You prepare the assignments by checking the drawings, technical specifications, assembly – and transportation regulations.
  • You ensure the availability of all required parts, documentations, work instructions and planning schedules.
  • You keep a keen eye on Safety, Quality and 5S topics on the workshop floor.
  • Ensure that the level of quality remains at top level by checking the work execution and address people when needed


What do we expect from you?

  • You have a vocational or associate degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • Preferably 5 years of working experience in a production or maintenance environment of mechanical installations.
  • Experience within the marine industry or propulsion installations is seen as an advantage.
  • Knowledge or affinity with repair procedures like machining and welding.
  • You have the ability to read and understand technical drawings.
  • You are a stress resistant and flexible service professional who is able to positively coach a team.
  • You are a strong natural leader with a no nonsense approach.
  • Strong communication and reading skills in the Dutch and English language.

What we offer you

We highly care for employability of all our employees hence employees are encouraged to utilize the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials. The opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We offer excellent primary and secondary terms of employment and a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. The culture can be described as down to earth and decisive.


We drive an inclusive corporate culture by respecting diversity. Success requires a mix of employees - diversity in nationality, gender, age, personality and educational background.


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


In case you have questions about the procedure please call Dré Schellekens (Corporate Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 28558033 or by email:


About Wärtsilä:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world employs people with very diverse skills, backgrounds and ambitions. We believe in equal opportunities and personal growth and want to support our employees in finding their own path within Wärtsilä. Our business is power. At Wärtsilä, people are the ultimate power source. People who make things happen.


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