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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

Development Expert

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


Smart Technology Hub (STH), located in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa, will be the World-class Hub also for Smart Component Production and will be the forerunner for Production and Lifecycle support of key components of Wärtsilä products. The level of technology and complexity for machining process will be on the most sophisticated level in the Nordics, thus is critical to have a resource that could go through design and properly set them to be efficiently machined. 


In this frame and to secure the Quality and Cost awareness of new products, we are searching for Design for Manufacturing / Machining Expert to extend the current expertise in Manufacturing Excellence organisation.



The position is to be filled in Vaasa, Finland.



  • Co-operation and involvement in product development projects to secure the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) for the new components and updates of design
  • Planning the machining methods and processes for components, including machine tools, fixings, machining time calculations, tools and other needed equipment, and communicating it forward to the different stakeholders
  • Supporting the sourcing and operative purchasing in component manufacturing, developing suppliers’ machining methods and finding root causes for machining failures and issues, and solutions for them
  • Participating the new NPI (New Product Introduction) projects as a team member and acting as a machining expert by giving support and feedback about machining related questions and bringing up the development ideas


  • BSc or MSc in Engineering
  • Practical competence and experience from machining machine tools and technologies 
  • Know-how in different component production technologies 
  • A can-do positive approach and self-going attitude
  • An eye for details and a systematic approach 
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Good team working ability and skills
  • Overall cost awareness
  • Systematic and organized way of working and problem solving skills
  • IT-skills such as MS Office are expected, SAP skills as benefit. Also CAD/CAM experience is appreciated. 
  • Language skills: English (as the main working language), Finnish, other languages are seen as an advantage. 

We Offer:
We offer you a possibility to work with a team of Manufacturing experts from different areas, interesting tasks and possibility to participate in Research & Development of the new Products. You will have possibility to Develop global production of Wärtsilä and yourself as a part of STH Manufacturing Excellence team.


Please apply by 31st August, 2021.

The applications will be screened already during the application time, and interviews might start with the pontential candidates during August.

Persons to give more information:
Juho Mäenpää
General Manager, DFM & Engineering Development
Mob: +358 50 5225228 
Email: juho.maenpaa@wartsila.com


Markus Välimäki
Manager, DFM Specialists
Mob: +358 40 4875590 
Email: markus.valimaki@wartsila.com


Giuseppe Sarago
Director, Manufacturing Excellence
Manufacturing Excellence
Email: giuseppe.sarago@wartsila.com


Last application date: 31/08/2021


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.

This is Wärtsilä

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. Find out more at www.wartsila.com