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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Test Engineer

Wärtsilä Marine Power, Power Supply, R&D and Engineering, Testing & Validation is looking for a Test Engineer 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: 


  • Analysing, reporting of test results and verification of correct and properly saved measurement data.
  • Engine control system testing/development and validation
  • Performance testing/optimization of engine


  • Planning, organizing and executing component, performance and functionality tests on production engines, laboratory engines, field engines and test rigs.
  • Co-operating with product / platform teams and expert organisation.
  • Usage of different control and measurement systems.
  • Update and development of test methods and facilities.
  • Controlling and supporting the production and field engines.
  • Maintenance, development and upgrading of test engines and test infra.



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


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


We also hope that you demonstrate a clear attitude in:


  • Making things happen by executing mechanical activities and doing measurements 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 31th of May 2022, through submitting your application through our career’s portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


Contact persons to give further information: 


Fredrik Berg, Manager, W31 Testing

Telephone: +358401244734



Pekka Vaahtera, General manager, Small & Medium bore Testing
Telephone: +358400808416

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 Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise.

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at