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Trieste, IT

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Other

Maintenance Engineering Manager


Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

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?


We are now looking for a Maintenance Engineering Manager to join our experienced and forward looking Maintenance Engineering team. The location for the position is in Trieste, Italy.


What will you be doing

On a typical day, you might be starting with managing resources to guarantee punctuality of Preventive Maintenance activities and reduce at minimum downtime of systems and machines and end the day succeeding the goals. You will not be working on this alone, even though the work requires a high level of independency, as you will have the support from Manufacturing Excellence and Production Team.

Your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • All activities relating to the daily maintenance management of the Trieste factory inclusive of planning and implementation of factory maintenance in order to guarantee the continuity of the systems and machines with minimum downtime and Meant Time To Repair.
  • Implementation and sustainability of Maintenance Engineering technique as decisional support to daily maintenance activities and extraordinary projects (renewal or installation of new system or machine)
  • Research and push Maintenance Team toward Continuous Improvement, applying principles of Operational Excellence/ Lean Manufacturing to daily/ extraordinary activities
  • Management of special project and cross functional project team
  • Implementation of Predictive Maintenance Methods to system and machines, applying technics and technology of Industry 4.0
  • To communicate effectively with the Maintenance team relative to the condition of the plant equipment and performance and to provide suggestions for improvements.
  • Maintenance performance indices
  • Annual Maintenance plan / Maintenance budget approved
  • Management of Maintenance suppliers, contracts and their performance
  • Development of competent maintenance resources
  • Administration and training of skilled and motivated maintenance personnel to assure
    good teamwork. Setting and maintaining the qualification and training standard for the
    plant maintenance personnel

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

  • Knowledge of mechanical maintenance activities & procedure
  • People Management Skills 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Communication Team building skills 
  • Cost awareness & effectiveness 
  • Negotiation skills 
  • Problem solving and decision making 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Strategic planning and target setting 
  • Operational Excellence Mindset



  • Qualification: Graduate in Mechanical/ Industrial Engineering or similar
  • Experience: 8-10 years of working experience in Operations & Maintenance (Mechanical)


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.


Next steps

Please apply by 18 October 2021. 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 Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine

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.