As a helmsman or sailor, together with the skipper, you man the Eemsteyn, one of our six motor barges. Together you contribute to beautiful projects throughout the Netherlands and Belgium by providing them with raw materials (sand, clay, gravel). Sometimes with one ship, sometimes with several ships, so you regularly encounter your colleagues on the other ships.
In this position, you and the skipper are responsible for the ship, the cargo and the safety and well-being of you as a crew. It should be clear that safety and well-being are paramount. You sail from Monday to Friday, you spend the night on the Eemsteyn during the week.
You are part of Van Oord Grondstoffen, a smaller organization within Van Oord. The atmosphere is good, the involvement high. Everyone takes responsibility and gets a lot of freedom in return.Your responsibilities
Together with the skipper, you ensure the safe loading, transport and unloading of the cargo, including all nautical actions;
Taking care of (preventive) maintenance of the ship, where necessary you call in the technical service;
Taking care of the mooring of the ship.
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You are an independent colleague with a positive and flexible attitude. You can handle the responsibility and freedom that you get. You don't mind being away from home Monday to Friday. Do you also meet the job requirements below? Then we would like to receive your application!
You have experience with (barge) ships in inland shipping;
You are in possession of a ‘
dienstboekje’ with endorsement ‘Stuurman’ or ‘Matroos’ or Groot Vaarbewijs AB;
You have a good command of the Dutch language in word and writing;
You are in possession of a B driving license and your own transport;
You have thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office.
a position in which you are given a lot of responsibility and freedom. You work in a smaller organization within the larger Van Oord, with the opportunity to really contribute to our beautiful projects throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. We offer a complete benefits package with excellent fringe benefits. This package includes:
A salary that matches the responsibilities and experience;
The possibility to grow into helmsman and/or skipper;
37,5 vacation days, of which a maximum of 7 days can be regarded as collective days off;
An attractive travel allowance (€0.31 per km) and a meal allowance of €10 per day;
Travel time to the ship above half an hour is considered working time;
Overtime is paid with a surcharge of 16.5%;
A good pension scheme;
Option for collective health insurance.
Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with more than 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. The focus is on dredging and marine construction, offshore wind, offshore infrastructure and infrastructure in the Netherlands. Its head office is in Rotterdam. Van Oord employs 4,700 staff, who worked on 187 projects in 35 countries in 2021. The fleet consists of about 70 vessels and a large amount of special-purpose and auxiliary equipment. Van Oord delivers Marine ingenuity by using smart, innovative and sustainable solutions to create a better world for future generations.