Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Test 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 Marine Power, Power Supply, R&D and Engineering, Testing & Validation is looking for a Test Engineer to Small & Medium Bore Testing. As a Test Engineer, you are working with the engines together with a team of other experts, in the very core of Wärtsilä’s engine development. You are participating in the development of future engine technologies and contributing to the realization of decarbonization objectives.


The position is permanent, and the location will be in Vaasa, Finland.  

The appropriate candidate: 


  1. Has a good balance between practical and theoretical skills. 
  2. You are working with the test engine. Running the engine, performing different tests, and validating the concepts.
  3. Works systematically and takes responsibility. This is important in the testing and when reporting test results and findings. 
  4. Strives towards high quality by ensuring test results are reliable and in compliance with industry-specific standards and Wärtsilä guidelines.
  5. Is cooperative and balances the workload in the team.


Responsibilities for the Test Engineer positions:


  • Planning, organizing, and executing component, performance and functionality tests on laboratory engines, production engines and occasionally field engines
  • Running the engine, performing the tests, and validating the product
  • Analysing and reporting of test results
  • Investigating and troubleshooting findings
  • Verification of correct and properly saved measurement data
  • Usage of different control and measurement programs
  • Steering, guiding, and carrying out mechanical assembly tasks related to different test setups
  • Maintenance, development and upgrading of test engines and test infra
  • Update and development of test methods and facilities
  • Co-operating with R&D teams and other expert organisations
  • Occasionally supporting the production and field engines
  • Supporting different activities in engine and technology testing

Qualifications & Desired Skills


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


Why you and us?


You are valuated – as your true self. At Wärtsilä YOU matter. We value diversity and are committed in supporting inclusive work community.
Your growth is supported. We believe in continuous learning & teamwork. Wärtsilian community has your back when it comes to development opportunities – so you can develop beyond your potential.
You get to make a difference. Innovation and sustainability are important for us. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality.


Contact & next steps:  


Please submit your application by 28th of February 2024 through our Careers portal. Applications through email will not be considered. After submitting your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email. 


Contact person to give further information:


Fredrik Berg
Manager W31 Engine testing
Telephone: +358401244734
E-mail: Fredrik.berg@wartsila.com


Last application date: 28/02/2024 


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 checks, including drug tests/screenings. The country's legislation is followed when a 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