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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Test Engineer, SCE Testing

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 Marine Power, Power Supply, R&D and Engineering, Testing & Validation is looking for several persons as Test Engineers as our activities are growing.
As a Test Engineer, you are working in the front end of Wärtsilä’s engine and technology development. We are offering you a possibility to participate in the development of future engine technologies and to contribute to the accelerating realization of decarbonization objectives as a part of a skilled test team. The position is permanent, and the location will be in Vaasa, Finland.  You will report to Manager of corresponding testing area.
As a Test Engineer, you will focus on these responsibilities: 

  • Maintenance, development and upgrading of test engines and test infra
  • Steering, guiding, and carrying out mechanical assembly tasks related to different test set-ups
  • Planning, organizing and executing component, performance and functionality tests on production engines, laboratory engines, field engines and test rigs
  • Analysing and reporting of test results
  • Verification of correct and properly saved measurement data
  • Usage of different control and measurement programs
  • Update and development of test methods and facilities
  • Supporting different activities in engine and technology testing
  • Co-operating with product / platform teams and expert organisation
  • Controlling and supporting the production and field engines

To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • Relevant technical education (MSc or BSc in mechanical engineering).
  • Interest in and basic knowledge of engine technology. Deeper knowledge of 4-stroke engine technology is an advantage
  • Good skills in control & measurement systems is an advantage
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • Good skills in communication and documentation
  • Good team working skills, as well as ability to work independently
  • Good command of English and Finnish or Swedish

We also hope that you demonstrate a clear attitude in:

  • Making things happen by executing measurement setups and doing mechanical activities on test engines and laboratory engine test cells
  • High quality by ensuring that the test results are reliable and in compliance with industry specific standards and Wärtsilä guidelines
  • Cooperation by balancing the work load in the team

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? 
Contact & next steps
Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 31.05.2022, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.
Contact person to give further information:
Matthias Wester, Manager SCE Testing
Telephone: +358408363398


Last application date: 31/05/2022

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. 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