Vaasa, FI

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

Mechatronics and analytics engineer

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 through innovation in technology and services 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 decarbonised and sustainable 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?

Wärtsilä purpose is to enable sustainable societies with smart technology. As part of this transformation, Smart Technology Hub (STH) represents our foundation not only for a new integrated center of research, product development, and production but also to boost the vision of a smart manufacturing ecosystem to support Wärtsilä ambitions. We are now looking for a Mechatronics and analytics engineer
In this vision, Wärtsilä aims to develop new models for an extended enterprise with a strong emphasis on openness and collaboration. STH Manufacturing Excellence is the organization in charge to boost and drive this transformation in the manufacturing domain from a technology and system point of view. STH and its network will be the playground where new technologies will be tested, piloted and later to extended to other locations or partners. https://www.smarttechnologyhub.com/


About the position:

This is a permanent position and it is located in Vaasa.


What we offer:
Together we will bring intelligence to the machines and empower the people on the shop floor with the eyes of value creation, excellence, and innovation. We will define smart machine use cases and drive them through implementation, sometimes we will see incremental process improvements and sometimes true innovations, and sometimes we might even fail, that is however okay since we learn and will not make the same mistake again.
And the best part of it? You will be able to share the success with others when helping them to implement best practices in other factories.
As you can imagine, to succeed in this position, you must love technology and the Industrial Internet of Things, solving sometimes complex business problems with the help of software and data being oriented to focus on network security and system integration.


To do all of this, you will work in, and connect with the network of other experts:              

  • Work with Cyber & Network security, cloud and analytics teams as well as engineering partners to define, design, and implement manufacturing systems supporting Smart Manufacturing strategy.
  • You will build your own network and act as a reference expert for OT-IT towards delivery centre operations. Here you will also share your learnings to secure competence in network growth.
  • You will also have the opportunity to identify potential business partners, capable of providing strategic competencies and help Wartsila to grow existing ones in the OT-IT domain.


Your main responsibilities in the network are:

  • To drive the transformation of our Industrial Assets towards connected integrated assets as part of our Smart Manufacturing Vision
  • To act as the main responsible for Proof Of Concepts for all STH-related studies and interactions between machines, networks and systems. As well as be part in the industrialization of successful PoCs with partners
  • To assume ownership of bringing all plant data sources to the Wartsila cloud solution step by step    
  • To participate and sometimes drive the data engineering and analytics activities needed to serve the data in a meaningful and logical way to users


Things we are looking for in your background:

  • Understanding hand hands-on experience of existing market solutions and supporting services offered by cloud platforms such as Kepware, Azure IIoT or similar
  • Understanding of cyber security principles, virtualization, networking best practices and how they are implemented in existing market solutions                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Understanding and experience in at least some of the most common industrial network and information network protocols such as Modbus, OPCUA, MQTT, AMQP.                                                                                                                                              
  • Hands-on experience in programming preferably in C#, Java or python
  • Hands-on experience with databases and their different flavour (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS-SQL)
  • Basic understanding of data pipelines, data flow automation and how to integrate algorithms (e.g. Machine learning models)
  • Able to work independently and stay up to date with technology trends and opportunities in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment


You will stand out in this position if you have:

  • Have experience in building data pipelines and understanding of ETL and ELT
  • Have experience from tools used in data pipelines e.g. Azure data explorer, databricks, airflow
  • Have experience in devops tools from Atlassian stack or Azure
  • Personal interest or experience in training and development of machine learning algorithms


We will support your continuous learning with:       

  • On the job training by leading and contributing to cross functional proof of concepts in Manufacturing with ecosystem experts                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Providing business challenges in area of expertise                                                                                                                              
  • Offering training courses for new technology and skills to be developed


A typical workday:
A typical workday with us might start with supporting operations to resolve integration problems which is new and document how to solve it so it can be done without your support next time. After that you might continue working on a use case with you colleagues e.g. develop a proof of concept to control tightening procedures which involves connectivity challenges as well as data transfer, user interfaces in cloud applications with the goal to provide a good overall user experience for operators as well as securing that tightening is done according to specifications.

Please apply by 6th June, 2023.

For more information, please contact: Christian Sundman Innovation Manager Mechatronics, Analytics & System integration +358 50 5392948 christian.sundman@wartsila.com
or Giuseppe Saragò Director, Manufacturing Excellence Manufacturing Excellence +39 040 3195103 giuseppe.sarago@wartsila.com

Last application date: 06/06/2023 


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. 


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 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