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Vaasa, FI Helsinki, FI Turku, FI

Function:  Supply Chain Management
Job Category:  Support Functions

Supplier Engineer

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?

In this fast changing world of energy, we 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. Want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a Supplier Engineer for the Energy Storage & Optimization business in the battery enclosure area. The role will be part of the Supply Management group. This permanent position can either be based in Helsinki, Turku or Vaasa, Finland. other European locations can be considered. 


What will you be doing


For the global Energy Storage supplier base, the Supplier Engineer is responsible for the product quality assurance and control at suppliers as well as for suppliers compliance and continuous improvement of performance in terms of quality, delivery accuracy, lead time reduction, and productivity improvements to ensure conformance with product and project requirements as well as first time right deliveries.


As Supplier Engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Drive the qualification of new and current suppliers and contractors
  • Execute activities related to supplier evaluation, for example supplier compliance assessments
  • Works with the supplier and executes process validation and test method validation. 
  • Conduct quality sourcing inspections and audits at suppliers and executed with the target to secure adherence to Wartsila quality requirements. Ensure transparency of information
  • Ensure that reported quality issues and audit findings are analysed, root-caused and corrective actions agreed, implemented to prevent quality defects reoccurrence
  • Continuously partner with suppliers and mitigate potential risks to achieve targets and collaborates in supplier development programs, as well as driving their performance by building and establishing effective correction and improvement actions
  • Participates in product teams with cross-functional team members to qualify and improve supplier manufacturing processes and inspection methods
  • Being a contact point for the Project team for inspection and testing
  • Take action on Quality, Delivery and Cost activities utilizing defined Supplier Development tools
  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, and procedures on supplied components and supplier manufacturing processes
  • Organize and support operational excellence initiatives at suppliers to support cost reduction and supplier performance improvement

You will shine in this role, when you have/are:


  • Education- Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Quality, or related field required
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing, electrical engineering, supplier development and/or quality experience 
  • Knowledge of electrical drawing and specification
  • Analysis of skill of Quality, Delivery, and Cost performance of suppliers
  • Problem-solving skills (8D, 5-why, Pareto charts,etc)
  • Experience using advanced quality tools including but not limited to, FMEAs, Process flow charts, Control Plans, Capability Studies, Inspection and Test Plans, 5S, and Kaizen events.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ANSI AQL sampling criteria and ISO 9001 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and are capable of interfacing with numerous parties at all levels in a multicultural environment
  • Familiar with analytical techniques commonly used to investigate component defects and ability to deal with administrative as well as technical tasks
  • Project management skills
  • Individual must be self-driven and self-motivated to learn and use that knowledge to produce results
  • Strong solution-oriented approach, capability to implement and persistency to follow-up activities in order to ensure sustainability and quality
  • Willingness to travel 30-50% of the time
  • Excellent English skills (both orally and written)


Preferred qualifications:


  • Certifications in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies
  • Experience in power systems, renewables, or energy storage industry

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. We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?

We have an amazing team, hardworking and talented team. We have a clear purpose to exist and significantly growing business. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for energy storage technologies and a sustainable future. We offer you an independent, challenging and responsible role in a global supply management organization. You will work with large network of energy storage professionals and have a support of a great team and an open and friendly work environment.
Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 24th of July 2022, through submitting your application with a CV through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? 

Please reach out to BH Moon, General Manager, Supplier Development & Quality, Supply Management, Energy Storage & Optimization with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 

Last application date: 24/07/2022

"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 Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world. 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at