Technical Documentation Internship/Working Student (Tunnel Boring Machine)


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Job Technical Documentation Internship/Working Student (Tunnel Boring Machine)
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Internship and Graduation
Education HBO higher vocational education, WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Are you enthusiastic and eager to learn? If so, the Royal IHC is looking for you!

  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

The IHC H1600 tunnel boring machine (TBM) was originally built by Wirth. However, it has been fully refurbished and upgraded by IHC incorporating new machinery and an accompanying control cabin.
The control system is an IHC design, reflecting the latest standards in tunnelling. It provides all the necessary functions to operate and monitor the TBM’s performance. This includes a guidance system with laser target and visualisation on the operator’s console.
The TBM is a robust machine, with an installed power of 160kW on the cutterhead. This is driven by three hydraulic motors, which are fed from a hydraulic power pack located behind a dedicated shield.
The machine is supplied as a standard product with a mixed ground cutterhead. However, it can also be adapted to cope with specific soil conditions.
The only aspect that needs developing further is the technical documentation. The task of this internship is to ensure that this requirement becomes complete.

In order to achieve this, you will be responsible for:

• searching the archive for existing technical drawings
• rewriting any available texts
• photographing the machine and taking relevant notes.

Your profile

To be eligible for this role, you must have:

• excellent writing skills
• a technically-oriented mindset
• the ability to work independently
• a technical background, studying maritime technology, mechanical engineering, or business administration with a sufficient focus on technology.

Our offer

Royal IHC offer you a challenging internship 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 intern, you will work at IHC Mining, an organisation that recognises enormous growth opportunities in the market for underwater mining equipment. With its engineering research, custom-built dredging equipment and new cross-border technologies, IHC Mining is driving the market for dredging and offshore mining. By combining skills from IHC Mining and Royal IHC’s dredging and offshore units, it is truly leading the way in this global playing field.

IHC mining 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 intern 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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