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Ship Repair Foreman (m/v/x)

What will you do

Originally started as a diesel service company, GARDEC has grown to become the largest shipyard on the Belgian coast. With a large team of experienced employees, we offer a full range of services in ship repair, ship maintenance and the manufacture and installation of maritime offshore and onshore structures. Gardec is the reference for everything related to welding, mechanical maintenance, refit and renewal of ships, drydocking of ships, machining, crane rental, stainless steel and alu construction and so much more. Our mission is to excel in marine repairs, maintenance & renewal construction in domain of engineering, welding and mechanics. To be a highly qualified competence center for both offshore and onshore structures and general welding. Gardec wants to further grow into an important hub in the field of ship maintenance and ship repair along the North Sea coast. Whether it concerns a small tugboat or a large dredger, Gardec wants to make the difference for its customers through a flexible and committed attitude. In the field of welding, Gardec wants to further establish its name as the contact point for production and installation of all possible high-quality steel constructions or welding work both onshore and offshore. Website: https://www.gardec.be/nl Company movie: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vpMTqWFNfrCvGCpSG0QKOXRATky86Jhl/view?usp=sharing

Gardec is looking for a Ship repair foreman to lead teams of 18-20 people in Brugge. The ship repair foreman will play a vital role in ensuring the efficient and high-quality repair of vessels within our dry dock facilities. Your responsibilities include the following: • In collaboration with the project leader and the team coordinator, you will contribute to the successful completion of mechanical and welding projects, on board of ships. • You mainly work outdoors, limiting administrative tasks to checking work orders and ordering materials. No complicated calculations or quotations, just hands-on work. • You will supervise different yards and work, obviously consulting with the client and adjusting the project if necessary. • Depending on the specific project, you supervise various people on the dry dock, such as subcontractors and welders. • In case of problems, you are the first to quickly intervene and help solve them.

What are your skills

Are you passionate about the maritime sector? Do you like to do a job that is different every day? Are you flexible and willing to work extra hours in the evening or in the weekend? Do you like working outside all day? Are you a natural leader? Then this might be the job for you!

What is your experience

• You have at least 5 years of experience with ship repairs. • You have experience with welding. • You need to have experience leading a team.

What is your education level

You have a technical background in mechanics; machine construction or metal construction.

Language expectations

Communicative English skills at a B2-C1 level are required for this job, this is the language you will communicate in.

What our client offers

• You work 38 hours a week, but are willing to do 7-12 hours of overtime every week (paid at 150% or as a compensation day). • The gross hourly starting salary is between €17 and €20, depending on your experience. This is negotiable. • The shift hours are 8:00-16:30 from monday to thursday. Friday you work from 8:00 to 14:30. • You are paid monthly. • A lot of extralegal benefits like hospitalisation insurance, and a phone if this is requested..
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