Vaasa, FI

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Product Improvement Engineer (Senior / Chief)

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?


We are looking for Product Improvement Engineer to Technical Quality Management, Small & Medium Bore engines.

We offer you an interesting and challenging position in a team of  Product Improvement Engineers.  

You will be part of a small group, with good team spirit, of highly skilled and motivated people of professionals managing challenging issues of engines.

Furthermore, an issue manager’s work is versatile, and you may use several skills to manage issues (e.g leadership and technical skills) with different kind of people and organizations.

The position title will be decided depending on the candidate’s experience.



The location for this permanent position is in Vaasa, Finland. 




  • Manage the assigned product improvement issues as projects (Issue Manager)
  • Develop plans and manage the entire execution of the product improvement issues with the help of cross-divisional teams
  • Maintain data in Salesforce and Polarion which are the main tools of PIP process




  • BSc or MSc in Mechanical or similar
  • 3-10 years of experience with diesel and/or gas engines or some other technical field
  • Problems-solving and solution-finding skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Good positive drive and ability to work both independently and in teams  
  • Good communication and cooperation skills
  • Good command of English, both oral and written
  • Project Manager experience is seen as a benefit
  • Knowledge of Wärtsilä business seen as a benefit
  • Finnish language skills are seen as a benefit


Contact & next steps:

We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 11th of June 2023, by submitting your application and cover letter through our Careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


For more information, please contact: 

Jukka Mikkilä, Technical Manager, Technical Quality Management


Last application date: 11/06/2023 


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. 


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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