Over half a century
of hands-on experience

Junior Technical Superintendent

Region: 
Groningen

With a history of over 65 years, Seatrade Groningen BV is one of the oldest and largest shipping companies in the Netherlands. Originally concentrating on refrigerated cargo trade, Seatrade has expanded its ship owning and management activities into a variety of trades. An ambitious team of 60 employees carries out the daily management and crewing activities, contributing to an efficient fleet operation, whilst giving optimum customer service. Seatrade is certified according to ISO 9001:2000 and ISM, complying with the highest quality standards in the industry.

Due to expansion of our fleet and as we discovered that there are a lot of talented, motivated and eager people who would like to join our Technical Department, but lack the necessary experience, we offer a challenging "training on the job" program for the following position:

The position

You will be part of the Technical Department and working in a Fleetteam where all day to day activities for our vessels are dealt with. After a familiarization period of approx. four months, you become responsible for two vessels and report to your Fleetteam Manager. He will be your coach and together with other colleagues will teach and supervise you with all the ins and outs of ‘the job of’ Superintendent.

As a Junior Technical Superintendent you will be responsible for your part of the fleet on a day-to-day basis. It is your principal responsibility to ensure that the vessels operating worldwide perform as safe, economically and efficiently as possible according to the company standards. For each vessel in your care, you are responsible for (preparing) the budget and the maintenance schedules, whilst coordinating all technical-operational business. You will organise and supervise repairs and dry-dockings on site, closely monitor budgets, assess expenses and remotely assist and advise onboard management of the vessels. On a regular basis, you are required to check the general performance of your vessels during visits worldwide and report your conclusions in writing.

Not only will we supply you with relevant internal and external training, we will also give you the opportunity to experience Seatrade outside the office. Together with colleagues you will visit vessels worldwide and assist at dry dockings, furthermore you will go onboard for a short sailing trip and visit our branch offices in Italy and Germany.

The requirements

  • Capacity , motivation and ambition to grow in the job of Superintendent
  • Bachelor in Science degree in a relevant Maritime discipline
  • At least one year of experience at sea; in a position as Maritime Officer or Engineer
  • Enthusiastic, eager and willing to live up to the Seatrade standards
  • Hands-on mentality with the drive for root-cause analyses and continuous improvements
  • Cross culture awareness and good communication skills on different levels within the company
  • Sound command of the English language (written and verbal)
  • Willingness to frequently travel abroad
  • To be based in the vicinity of our office Groningen (or readiness to move)

The perspective

  • The opportunity to learn the job of a Superintendent on a direct and attractive way within a modern, multinational organisation that operates technically advanced and high-quality vessels.
  • An attractive remuneration package including a solid pension scheme.

Are you ready to step in this challenging job on become part of the Seatrade team? Send your application letter accompanied by your CV to: Seatrade Groningen BV, Iris Tuinder, Manager Human Resources, e-mail: iris.tuinder@seatrade.nl

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