Internship/Graduation project: Product development for leak-proof stand indicator slide valves


Job Internship/Graduation project: Product development for leak-proof stand indicator slide valves
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Internship and Graduation
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Are you the student who will take Royal IHC to the next level?

  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

On a dredging vessel, valves are fitted to regulate the dredging process. These valves can connect internal pipes and seal external openings to (sea) water. It is desirable to read the position of these valves locally by means of a stand indicator. This indicates the position of the valve by means of a mechanical connection showing the position of the gate. The indicator can be either a rotating or a translating variant. The indicator is mounted on the outside of the valve and connected to the gate at the level of the cylinder connection. Due to the increasingly higher pressures and valve dimensions, sealing this indicator is an ever-increasing challenge. The mechanical indication of the position of the shut-off valve is required by inspection authorities for certain locations on a ship.

Goal: To design a stand indicator that can leak out without leak and without open connection to operate.
Result: Report containing concepts, 3D CAD files, and drawings of the standard design.

Your profile

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

  • good command of Dutch and English, both written and verbal
  • an independent way of working
  • minimum HBO+ level in Mechanical Engineering or Maritime Technology
  • proactive, inquisitive and enthusiastic
  • show initiative, have excellent investigative skills and a highly inquisitive attitude.

Our offer

Royal IHC offer you a challenging Internship/Graduation project within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. 

Our organisation

As a student 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.

IHC Holland 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. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. 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 Internship/Graduation project: Product development for leak-proof stand indicator slide valves 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.

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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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