Technical Support Engineer (automation)


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Job Technical Support Engineer (automation)
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Design and Proposal, Engineering, IT, Service
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Are you the Technical Support Engineer Dredging Automation Equipment who will take IHC Services 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

As the Technical Support Engineer Automation you will be responsible for carrying out 2nd line engineering support within the  IHC Systems Service department. The colleagues from 1st line support will handle the more generic questions and problems,  when it becomes complicated they will contact you, the specialist.  
You will analyze service calls relating to our in-house systems and products, including PLC, SCADA, DigiSys and PC networks. 
After analyzing the problem you will create solutions and make sure the new or revised software is tested before it will be used.
Basically you are the Project manager of small projects that need to be solved under high pressure and during the entire " project" ( analyzing the call, proposing solutions, testing and installing) you will be responsible and focal point of contact for our client
This role is generally executed at our office in Sliedrecht and occasionally on board dredging vessels, this can be on a yard in the Netherlands or occasionally be abroad.   

Your profile

To be eligible for the position, you must have:

  • a technical bachelor degree level and an affinity for automation
  • the ability to act as an ambassador for our company with our customers 
  • excellent communication skills in English and Dutch, verbal and written
  • the ability to be creative in proposing solutions 
  • a VCA-VOL certificate
  • only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you a challenging full-time job within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

Our organisation

As a Technical Support Engineer, you will work at IHC Systems. This organisation develops and supplies standard and custom-built solutions for the efficient operation of dredgers and related vessels. These are deployed in the marine dredging industry and for the mining of alluvial and deep-sea resources. The electrical, electronic and IT systems involve anything from robust sensors to stand-alone and/or integrated systems for service, presentation, automation, hydrography and DP/DT, supported by training simulators. Global life-cycle support – either remote or on location – guarantees durability and reliability. The company, which has paved the way in its sectors for over 40 years, is based in Sliedrecht and employs over 100 people.

IHC Systems is part of Royal 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 Technical Support Engineer Automation 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 Corporate Recruitment 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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