Basic Engineer Mechanical (Mission Equipment)


Job Basic Engineer Mechanical (Mission Equipment)
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Engineering
Education WO academic higher education
Position Permanent contract
In Short

Could you be our new Basic Mechanical Engineer? Read the following vacancy to find out more!

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

As a Basic Engineer Mechanical, you will work in the Engineering department of the Dredge Equipment unit  and be based in Kinderdijk. This department produces custom-built, and standard, dredging mission equipment. You will be responsible for analysing, designing, and maintaining IHC products, technologies, production processes, installations and equipment related to dredging mission equipment engineering. In addition, you will work according to customer requirements and technical and operational guidelines to ensure efficient production processes and to optimise the quality, safety, sustainability and efficiency of installations and equipment. As an Engineer, you will be responsible for the following:

  • analysing and assessing customer requirements relating to products and processes (materials, process, quality, product specifications) and performing initial opportunity and risk analyses
  • setting up and completing 3D models of the construction, systems, equipment and procedures based on relevant information and specifications
  • examining drawings for consistency in line with specifications, missing information, readability and user-friendliness and, where needed, adjusting or elaborating upon the documents and system information  
  • providing input for detailed planning, calculating weight and technical details, and determining specifications for work to be outsourced
  • revising the engineering package based on nonconformities, own insight or directions by others, and where necessary discussing with the Lead Engineer and/or relevant stakeholders
  • supporting internal and external stakeholders during implementation, production and after-sales regarding technical aspects or further questions
  • documenting activities relating to processes, installations and equipment, and providing insights regarding quantitative and qualitative developments by means of periodical and ad hoc reports or analyses
  • identifying and evaluating bottlenecks and making suggestions for improvement, and monitoring implementation after approval.

Your profile

To be eligible for this position, you must have the following:

  • a bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering or other technical discipline, for example  aerospace engineering
  • at least three to five years of relevant experience
  • excellent analytical, communication and problem-solving skills
  • an excellent command of English, with moderate Dutch skills preferable.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers the suitable candidate the unique opportunity to work for a successful worldwide leader. We also offer you a challenging job within a financially successful and dynamic company, a local labour contract, competitive salary and benefits package and a range of opportunities for further professional development.

Our organisation

As Basic Engineer Mechanical you will work at the Engineering department for the Shipbuilding Group. The Shipbuilding Group engineers and produces complex custom-built and standard offshore and dredging vessels. The Engineering department of the Shipbuilding Group is based in Kinderdijk and Krimpen aan den IJssel in The Netherlands.

The Engineering department is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check:


Are you interested in the position of Basic Engineer Mechanical 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 4444.

Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.


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