Propeller Technician (Chesapeake, VA)
Chesapeake, VA 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description
Wärtsilä in Brief:
For more than 35 years, Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. (WDI) has supplied innovative maritime systems, parts, and services to the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.  With locations in Chesapeake, Virginia, Poulsbo, Washington, and Chula Vista, California, along with Wärtsilä’s global network of affiliates, WDI delivers and services a wide range of naval navigational and steering systems, shaft line components, seals and bearings, water jets, engines, and unmanned solutions.  WDI is the primary supplier of shaft seals to nearly all surface fleet vessels in America’s maritime services, and the exclusive provider of U.S. Navy’s submarine shaft seals. Our superior water jet propulsion systems power the Navy’s littoral ship-building programs.

Wärtsilä Defense Inc. is seeking highly motivated individuals, with skilled experience for their Chesapeake, VA facility.

  • Responsible to inspect, measure, and restore out of tolerance conditions on all customer products. This may require the use of gaging, hand tools, and air/electric tools.
  • Maintain general shop cleanliness by adhering to safety, security, and cleanliness standards.
  • Interface and work closely with other colleagues on a daily basis as part of a team.
  • Must be willing and able to perform all duties in the shop and or on-site at various locations
  • The ability to comprehend or learn how to apply engineering drawings
  • Perform detailed measurement using standard and precision measurement tooling such as micrometer, veneers, and various inspection gages.
  • Document all visual and dimensional inspection data for reports using standard forms.
  • Repair and verify all areas of the propeller based on using approved procedures.
  • Capable of learning how to use oxy/acetylene torch equipment for heating and cutting operations.
  • Perform support activities to ensure successful; repair and modification of propulsion systems.
  • Operate overhead bridge & jib cranes for moving and positioning equipment and tooling.

Special Skills:
  • Qualify for and maintain a DoD security clearance
  • The successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to such exemptions as required by law
  • Basic knowledge of hand and air tools
  • Understanding of basic assembly skills
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Willing to travel as needed

As a condition of employment, all WDI employees are required to submit proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject only to such exceptions as required by law.

Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity Employer; M/F/Disability/Veteran.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Wärtsilä Defense Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation, an applicant may contact our HR Department at, 757-966-5425, or send an email to


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
$20.00 / hr
WDI offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees, which includes Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, 401k with employer contribution and match, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, and much, much more!
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
Required Security Clearance
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