Conventional Turner


We originally started as a diesel service company, we have 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.
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.

We are looking for a conventional turner to strengthen our team in Brugge. Turning and milling is something different every day and custom work every time. The focus is on conventional machines, though they also have CNC machines. You need the basis of conventional turning/milling.
The work takes place in the workshop in Zeebrugge, but occasionally also on other locations. Your focus is the repairing of existing components and not necessarily starting a production process from scratch.

  • Set up and operate conventional turning machines to perform precision turning operations.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints to understand project specifications.
  • Machine and fabricate metal components for maritime equipment, ensuring adherence to quality standards. These are all unique pieces, every day something different, big, or small.
  • Inspect finished products for accuracy and quality, making adjustments as necessary.
  • You perform repairs on ships, on constructions....
  • You make new, non-standardized parts of machine tools. The pieces you work with are relatively big.
  • You have a degree in mechanics.
  • You have a strong technical insight, you need to recognize the defect in the parts and how you can impact wear and tear of materials.
  • You need to be able to read and interpret technical drawings, as well as repair items without having a technical drawing.
  • You are familiar with manual measuring techniques (micrometer, compass, caliper etc.).
  • You have a couple of years of experience as a conventional turner or miller.
  • You must be flexible, sometimes docking is in the evening or the weekend, so you will do overtime. 
  • You have good and clear English skills at B2-C1 level, this is the language you will communicate in.
Regular hours per week 38h
Paycheck Monthly
Gross salary / hour €17-€20/h (negotiable)
Meal vouchers no
Overtime 7-12h/week is the average
How is overtime paid? 150% or extra holiday
Working hours Mo-Thu: 8:00-16:30
Fr: 8:00-14:30

Extralegal benefits:
  • Hospitalization insurance, also for family members for a fee.
  • Phone is possible if requested.
  • We provide accommodation for you. You have a whole apartment to yourself, or you can choose to share the apartment and pay less.
  • The employee is obliged to pay tax on "free housing". The amount depends on the price of the flat but is much lower than the actual cost of accommodation. This will be discussed during the interviews.
  • The cost of the travel to Belgium is paid by the employee. 

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