Production Engineer


Eric Schiphorst

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: Production Engineer Thermoplastic Composites

Projects: Offshore Energy, Renewables

Company: Lead TCP manufacturer

Main requirements: Experience in production engineering in polymer extrusion

Your opportunity

As a Production Engineer, you are responsible for the safe, efficient, and qualitatively high production of Thermoplastic Composite Pipes. These TCP solutions are provided to clients around the world for deployment in offshore environments, ranging from more traditional Oil & Gas related, deepsea exploration to cutting-edge applications for Hydrogen transportation. Our client has a strong focus on research and development to improve and develop new product solutions. 

Currently, the organization is implementing a new production line, doubling its production capacity. You will be part of the team to ensure the operations have the most reliable and efficient plant and equipment to execute projects and R&D. You will do this by taking responsibility for various production activities, for example, by providing instructions and training to colleagues in the factory.

What you will do

  • Support the work preparation department with the planning and preparation of extrusion and laminate processes
  • Determine machine configuration and have new parts designed and ordered as needed
  • Standardize and continuously improve production processes through further integration of production equipment into line control
  • Provide training to operators, shift leaders, and direct colleagues
  • Represent manufacturing within commercial and R&D projects
  • Drafting of work instructions
  • Have new tools designed and ordered to improve the execution of work
  • Liaise with other departments to work together on improvements

Where you will work

On the coast near the Dutch city of Haarlem, our client operates state-of-the-art production facilities for the extrusion of thermoplastic composite pipes. An independent company that delivers lightweight, high-strength, and corrosion-resistant pipe solutions for renewable energy and oil & gas applications worldwide. Although a well-established organization it has a true scaling-up mentality in which people with an entrepreneurial mindset will thrive.

  • Continuous technological development for new applications
  • Projects around the globe, ranging from deepwater environments to hydrogen transportation
  • Short communication lines, get-the-job-done attitude
  • Fast growth outlook and potential
  • Dutch innovative drive in an international setting

What you already have

  • BSc. Or MSc. in Mechanical Engineering¸ Polymer Technology or related technical education
  • 2+ years of working experience as a Production Engineer in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with polymer extrusion processes is a plus
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma is an advantage
  • You have a hands-on approach to the production process
  •  Ability to work in a high-paced, entrepreneurial & multicultural environment
  •  Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multicultural team
  •  Available for full-time in IJmuiden  

Your benefits

  • 32 paid holidays per year for a good work-life balance
  • Salary based on expertise starting from 48K gross per year
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers
  • Housing search support and registration provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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