Surgères, FR

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Material Expert / Expert Matériau H/F

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journeys through our market-leading technologies and power system modelling expertise. These cover decarbonisation services, future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS Digital Energy Platform.


Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 76 GW of power plant capacity and more 110 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?


In this fast changing world of energy, we 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. Want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a 


Material Expert


to join our team working for a better future. 


The preferred location for the position is in Surgères, France. This entity is dedicated to the complete services of the equipment which can go up to the reconditioning of the emergency engines for certain nuclear power plants in the world and that of the engine of the Leclerc tank for the French army.


What you will be doing 


The position is dedicated to the Special Applications (SA) perimeter of Wärtsilä (military and nuclear). You will take care of the management of technical documentation related to component materials and define material requirements in order to obtain a product that meets expectations and verify that these requirements are met. Carrying out metallurgical expertise with drafting of reports.

As Material Expert your work will focus on these responsibilities: 


  • Advise and assist the QPTM team and the Supply Management Special Applications (SA) department during supplier changes (obsolescence) or during material developments, with validation from the Senior Material Expert.
  • Maintaining up-to-date technical documentation for the supply of new parts (paragraph "materials and manufacturing processes") containing the product definition requirements, for suppliers, 
  • Prepare and carry out, with the help of the equipment at your disposal, metallographic expertise on new components (within the framework of a "design change" validation of a component, interface with Supply Management - QPTM), as part of a verification of the characteristics of a new component in CGD, interface with Contract Management) or in return for customers (following damage or specific request with customer order, interface with Contract Management - QPTM), 
  • Write technical reports (validation of the product supplied, verification that the product meets the requirements of the technical specification of supply) following the expertise carried out (10 to 15 per year). Reports distributed internally and then to suppliers and customers according to the expertise requested,


To be successful in this role we expect you to have: 


  • Bac. Degree + 2 years
  • Work experience of 3-5 years 
  • Diesel engine technical expertise, Nuclear business expertise is a plus
  • Understand and Knowing the different techniques of non-destructive and destructive testing
  • English skills Intermediate B2 minimum
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of SAP (Beginner)
  • Ability to convince your interlocutors
  • Team spirit and interpersonal skills
  • A sense of service
  • Ability to optimize the existing


In this role, some travel is required. Thus, we hope you to be ready to travel approximately 6x per year (technical audits, technical validation of suppliers).



Nous sommes à la recherche de 

Expert Matériau H/F


pour rejoindre l'équipe de Surgères. 

Que ferez-vous 

Cette entité est dédiée aux services complets des équipements pouvant aller jusqu’au reconditionnement des moteurs de secours pour certaines centrales nucléaires dans le monde et celui du moteur du char Leclerc pour l’armée Française.


Votre travail se concentrer sur les responsabilités suivantes: 

⦁    Conseiller et Assister l'équipe QPTM ainsi que le service Supply Management Special Applications (SA) lors des changements de fournisseurs (obsolescence) ou lors des évolutions matière, avec validation du Senior Material Expert.
⦁    Maintien à jour de la documentation technique d'approvisionnement des pièces neuves (paragraphes "matériaux et procédés de fabrication") contenant les exigences de définition du produit, à destination des fournisseurs, 
⦁    Préparer et réaliser, à l’aide du matériel mis à votre disposition, des expertises métallographiques sur des composants neufs (dans le cadre d'une validation de "design change" d'un composant, interface avec Supply Management-reste de QPTM, dans le cadre d'une vérification des caractéristiques d'un composant neuf en CGD, interface avec Contract Management) ou en retour clients (suite avarie ou demande spécifique avec commande client, interface avec Contract Management-reste de QPTM), 
⦁    Rédiger des rapports techniques (validation du produit fourni, vérification que le produit répond aux exigences de la spécification technique d'approvisionnement) suite aux expertises réalisées (10 à 15 par an). Rapports diffusés en interne puis vers les fournisseurs et les clients selon les expertises demandées, 


Pour réussir dans ce rôle nous attendons de vous:

⦁    Bac +2
⦁    Expertise 3-5 ans
⦁    Connaissance moteur Diesel et business Nucléaire est en plus
⦁    Maîtrise des différentes techniques de contrôles non destructifs et destructifs
⦁    Intermédiaire English Competencies ( mini B2)
⦁    Competencies avancé Pack Office
⦁    Capacité à convaincre ses interlocuteurs
⦁    Esprit d’équipe et capacité relationnelle, vous avez le sens du service
⦁    Capacité à optimiser l’existant


Dans ce rôle, des déplacements sont nécessaires, nous espérons donc que vous serez prêt(e) à voyager environ 6x par an (audits techniques, validation techniques de fournisseurs).



Why you and us? 


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 


We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. 


Contact & next steps 


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout. 


For further questions please reach out to Benjamin Denis, Technical Services Manager, through email benjamin.denis@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). 


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!

Last application date: 30/06/2024 


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 240 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com