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Surgères, FR

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Service Technician / Technicien Field Services Applications Spéciales H/F

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians 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 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 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 Technician to join our Field Services working for a more sustainable future through Wärtsilä Special Applications activities. This entity is dedicated to the complete services of the equipment which can go up to the reconditioning of the emergency engines for nuclear power plants in the world and of the engine of the Leclerc tank for the French army.

The preferred location for the position is at Surgères (Charente Maritime), in France. From Surgères, you will be deployed with your team mainly in Western Europe (France, Spain, Belgium, Sweden…).


What will you be doing

The position is dedicated to the Special Applications (SA) perimeter of Wärtsilä. 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.

As Special Applications Field Services Technician, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • perform the preventive maintenance and repair operations on Wärtsilä emergency diesel engines installed in nuclear power plants, under the supervision of an engineer,
  • participate in the identification of breakdowns,
  • participate to the engines running test under the supervision of an engineer,
  • fill in the quality documentation,
  • participate to the promotion of Wärtsilä brand.


The missions are carried out while respecting the applicable rules as regards Quality, Safety and Environment, in accordance with the commitment of Wärtsilä.

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


  • Bac +2/ Degrees + 2 years,
  • Bac, Bac pro/ High school diploma degree,
  • CAP, BEP/ Vocational certificate obtained 2 years after the 8th & 9th grade,
  • Gained experience in diesel engines (ideally on Wärtsilä products) and in field services (between 3 and 5 years),
  • English skills (A1-A2).


And ideally:


  • 3 to 5 years in the technical industrial sector.
  • Knowledge of engine mechanics (knowledge of Wärtsilä engines would be a plus).
  • Basic knowledge on nuclear power plant environment.
  • Spanish skills (A1-A2).
  • Office software skills.


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


  • rigorous, accurate and attentive to Safety and Quality topics,
  • flexible, resilient and autonomous,
  • attentive to the customer satisfaction,
  • mobile (several weeks mission duration),
  • active in the improvement process.


You have team spirit and good interpersonal skills.

In this role, travel is required to work at our national and international customers sites. We hope you to be ready to travel approximately 80% of your work time.




Nous recherchons aujourd'hui un Technicien H/F pour rejoindre nos Field Services qui œuvrent pour un avenir plus durable à travers les activités de Wärtsilä Special Applications. Cette entité est dédiée aux services complets de l'équipement qui peuvent aller jusqu'au reconditionnement des moteurs de secours des centrales nucléaires dans le monde et du moteur du char Leclerc pour l'armée française. Le lieu de travail privilégié pour le poste est Surgères (Charente Maritime), en France. Depuis Surgères, vous serez déployé avec votre équipe principalement en Europe de l'Ouest (France, Espagne, Belgique, Suède...).


Ce que vous ferez

Le poste est dédié au périmètre Applications Spéciales (SA) de Wärtsilä. Cette entité est dédiée aux services complets de l'équipement pouvant aller jusqu'au reconditionnement des moteurs de secours de certaines centrales nucléaires dans le monde et celui du moteur du char Leclerc pour l'armée française.

En tant que Technicien Field Services Applications Spéciales, votre travail se concentrera sur ces responsabilités :


  • effectuer les opérations de maintenance préventive et de réparation des moteurs diesel de secours Wärtsilä installés dans les centrales nucléaires, sous la supervision d'un ingénieur,
  • participer à l'identification des pannes,
  • participer aux essais de fonctionnement des moteurs sous la supervision d'un ingénieur,
  • remplir la documentation sur la qualité,
  • participer à la promotion de la marque Wärtsilä.


Les missions sont réalisées dans le respect des règles applicables en matière de Qualité, Sécurité et Environnement, conformément à l'engagement de Wärtsilä.

Pour réussir dans cette fonction, nous attendons de vous que vous ayez :

  • Bac +2/ Diplômes + 2 ans,
  • Bac, Bac pro/ Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires,
  • CAP, BEP/ Brevet d'études professionnelles obtenu 2 ans après la classe de 4ème et de 3ème,
  • Expérience acquise dans le domaine des moteurs diesel (idéalement sur les produits Wärtsilä) et des services sur le terrain (entre 3 et 5 ans),
  • Connaissance de l'anglais (A1-A2).


Et idéalement :

  • 3 à 5 ans dans le secteur industriel technique.
  • Connaissance de la mécanique des moteurs (la connaissance des moteurs Wärtsilä serait un plus).
  • Connaissance de base de l'environnement des centrales nucléaires.
  • Connaissance de l'espagnol (A1-A2).
  • Maîtrise des logiciels de bureautique.


Pour réussir dans ce rôle, nous attendons de vous :

  • rigoureux(se), précis(e) et attentif(ve) aux sujets de Sécurité et de Qualité,
  • flexible, résistant et autonome,
  • attentif à la satisfaction du client,
  • mobile (durée de mission de plusieurs semaines),
  • actif dans le processus d'amélioration.


Vous avez l'esprit d'équipe et de bonnes capacités relationnelles.


Dans le cadre de cette fonction, des déplacements sont nécessaires pour travailler sur les sites de nos clients nationaux et internationaux. Nous espérons que vous serez prêt à voyager environ 80% de votre temps de travail.


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 a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. 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. The work in our team offers a wide range of interesting projects and we truly have a great team spirit. We hope to find a team member who shares the  same passion we have, and we are excited to get our new team member onboard.


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 30th April 2023 through submitting your application through our career portal. We aim to keep you updated  on the process all the way.


The timeline for the recruitment process will be the following:

  • Reviewing applications until 2023 May 15th,
  • First round of interviews between 2023 May 16th and 2023 May 31st,
  • Second round of interviews between 2023 June 1st and 2023 June 15th,
  • Assessments until 2023 June 30th,
  • Meet the team 2023 July 15th. 


Please apply by 2023 April 30th at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


Last application date: 30/04/2023 


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. 


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