Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Design Engineer/Senior Design Engineer

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 through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


In the frame of Sustainable Technology HUB vision and growth, Wärtsilä is looking for a person to strengthen the Tools & Equipment team. The Design Engineer/Senior Design Engineer role will be crucial to ideate and to coordinate development & design of tool solutions. Our team is a part of Manufacturing Excellence's DFM & Engineering Development unit (MEX DFM & ED) which as an organization is responsible for coordinating and securing manufacturability of new or upgraded products. We as a Tools & Equipment team are responsible for securing functioning tool solutions as well as pushing technology and embedding new innovative design thinking in our design solutions (e.g. by means of embedding AM technology in our daily operation). We find or develop solutions, prepare requirements for acquired equipment and maintain existing design/data. We also support different stakeholders in tool related studies, acquisitions, projects or questions. The preferred location for the position is in Vaasa, Finland


In this position, your work will focus to secure proper design of critical tools by means of calculation, safety analysis and compliance of CE rules. You will be asked to support Tools design cross products but will not be working on this alone and you, even though the work requires a high level of independency; in your daily work you will have the support from Tools & Equipment design team and interactions with MEX Design for Manufacturing specialists as well as MEX Additive Manufacturing team.


As Design Engineer/Senior Design Engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Responsible to define, schedule and co-ordinate activities for own responsibility area
  • Coordinate tool development projects: secure that the developed solutions are available on time, are functional, safe and fulfil legal requirements
  • Innovate & develop tools and validate new ideas & concepts with calculations
  • Ensure the safety and legality of designs
  • Report the activities & progress and keep align with RDE gate check list together with DFM experts
  • Support stakeholders in tool related studies or expertise questions
  • Participate in product development projects and give support for heavy tools design in cooperation with RDE and partner companies
  • Support STH MEX AM team with technical analysis and design for Additive Manufacturing.




  • BSc or MSc studies in Engineering
  • Knowledge of NX / Teamcenter
  • Knowledge of Machinery Directive and applied standards
  • Knowledge of other relevant design standards
  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing
  • Systematic and organised way of working, good problem solving skills
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Fluency in Finnish and English
  • Experience in strength calculation, welding, hydraulics or any other traditional engineering area or in design / development projects is considered a benefit.


We offer


A youthful team and an interesting position with a possibility to learn widely about Wärtsilä products and business.


Please apply by 11th June, 2023.


Contact person for more information:

Sami Lehtonen

Manager, Tools & Equipment

Tel +358 40 3507411

Email sami.lehtonen@wartsila.com


All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.


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 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com