Services Operations

Job description


The Field Service Engineer carries out servicing and repair work, supervises during construction, performs operational commissioning tasks, and provides training for ships and ship systems at locations around the world, taking into account the local conditions, cultures, and customs, so that the ships are kept in optimal operating condition.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Fixing breakdowns and carrying out maintenance, overhaul, and installation work in relation to mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and process engineering on all the relevant installations on both Damen ships and other ships;
  • Supporting local shipyards with the operational commissioning of ships;
  • Instruction/training of third parties in relation to the operation, use, and maintenance of ships;
  • Performing administrative duties and drawing up project reports.


  • Intermediate vocational qualification or Bachelor's degree in marine engineering for propulsion and auxiliary systems;
  • Good oral and written command of both Dutch and English;
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical engineering, and diesel engines;
  • Valid navigation certificate between 1,500 kW and 6,000 kW;
  • Independent personality with problem-solving skills and high degree of customer orientation;
  • Minimum 3 years' relevant work experience.

Department Information

Services Operations is the heart of Damen Services, which delivers its services to the clients of Damen Shipyards as a total services solution provider. Damen Services provides a wide range of customer support services around the world for all aspects of the commissioning, deployment, and lifetime extension of the ships and installations that have been supplied by the company. Its primary focus is the provision of customer services in relation to commissioning, repairs, guarantee support, servicing, and maintenance. Organising training sessions for crew members, the delivery of ships, maintenance management, and the supply of parts during construction work are also part of the services portfolio. Non-maritime deliverables include civil engineering projects (the construction of quays, jetties, slipways) and the supply of equipment (dredge pumps, pontoons, systems, etc.). As a total services provider and business partner of the clients of Damen Shipyards, Damen Services is also responsible for the deployment of human resources for structural and long-term projects.

Damen Shipyards Group

Company description

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem is the headquarters of the Damen Shipyards Group. Gorinchem still functions as a yard but the main activities involve the daily management of the Damen Shipyards Group. Damen Services and the Offshore & Transport division is also located here.

Vacancy details

OW ID #178996
Date Updated Friday 1 March 2019
Location Gorinchem
Employment Type Full-time
Education level View Vacancy
Sector Maritime Services
Function category Engineering
Region Northern Europe

Contact details

Company name Damen Shipyards Group
ContactMr. Alexander de Vries
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