Mechanical Fitter

Job description

Your main task will be to assemble and install specialist offshore industry tools, and mechanical installations on board everything from standard (IHC Beaver) cutter suction dredgers to large custom-built dredging vessels.

Within this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • assembling mechanical components into units (pumps, filters, appendages, etc)
  • installing equipment, electrical components and units on board the ship
  • checking, aligning and correcting (if required) the systems (pump installations, fuel systems, and lubricating oil and cooling water systems) and installations (motors, gear casings, propeller shafts, dredge pumps etc) on board the vessels.

The position is full-time. Overtime work is possible, especially near the final phase of a project. You may also be required to go on sea trials, which means that several times a year you will be away from home for a number of days at a time. In addition, we expect you to:

  • be a practical employee who thinks and works at the secondary vocational education level (with a mechanical engineering degree from a senior technical school)
  • have several years of experience in the field of assembling complex products (the ability to read drawings and experience with dredging products are advantages)
  • have knowledge of mechanical engineering, hydraulics and electrical engineering
  • have good communication and social skills, and a positive attitude
  • be flexible in terms of your working location in The Netherlands and, if necessary, (temporarily) abroad
  • work well in a team and be capable of clearly communicating expectations and goals to colleagues, third-party employees and suppliers
  • be proficient in Dutch and English.

Please note, only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates. An online assessment or screening can be part of the recruitment process.

Terms of employment
We offer you a challenging and responsible position in an organisation where the technology is at the forefront of current possibilities. We are an organisation that is developing all the time. As such, your qualities and talents are valued, and you will have plenty of room for further development. Our conditions of employment can be described as excellent.

Contact information
Are you interested in the position of Mechanical Fitter and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 5333.

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Company description

As a Mechanical Fitter you will work at IHC Holland, based in Kinderdijk. This organisation is constantly developing its design and construction activities for the specialised maritime sector. IHC Holland has a focus on innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support for the dredging industry.

Vacancy details

OW ID #182234
Date Updated Friday 26 July 2019
Location Kinderdijk
Employment Type Full-time
Education level High
Sector Shipbuilding
Function category Engineering
Region Western Europe

Contact details

Reference a2w2o000000Yn9yAAC
Company name IHC
ContactMr. Stephan Ooms
Telephone +31 78 691 0984

Postbus 1
2960 AA Kinderdijk

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