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Quick Facts


For our office in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, we are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and skilled, Mechanical Design Engineer (40 hours a week).

The Mechanical Design Engineer designs all relevant nozzle drawings and is capable of making various mechanical calculations. You have a divers job as sales-support, production-support, contact with class and work preparation is part of the job. 

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Electronics Design Engineer

Tasks & Responsibilities

The Mechanical Design Engineer,

  • Carries out all relevant drawings, specifically nozzle designs
  • Is capable of making various mechanical and hydraulic calculations
  • Can make drawings for :
    • Conceptual proposals
    • Machine configurations
    • Work preparation
    • Cutting- and bending-work
  • Is aware of regulations of Shipping Inspection and various Classification companies
  • Gives technical support to project management, production, sales and service
  • Makes proposals for technical improvements of (standard) products and (new) developments
  • Communicates projects with internal and external stakeholders


  • Bachelor's degree in e.g. mechanical engineering or Shipbuilding or profound work experience on that level  
  • Knowledge of 2D/3D CAD-systems, preferably SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Pro active in acquiring knowledge to solve technical problems
  • Good communication skills,  ambitious, willing to learn
  • Dutch and English language; German is a plus
  • Capable of working independently but also in a team, open to feedback
  • Analytical, pragmatic, resourceful

We offer

  • Salary and benefits in accordance with education and work experience
  • A pleasant, informal working atmosphere in an international environment
  • A varied function in a dynamic, rapidly growing organization with an open-door culture and excellent possibilities for further individual development

Company Information

Working from various locations world-wide, Damen Marine Components is specialized - for all types of vessels - in the design and production of state-of-the-art propeller nozzles, special towing winches, rudders and rudder installations as well as steering- and hydraulic-systems.  
Product quality in compliance with regulations of all classification societies, safety and a 24-hour world-wide service are typical aspects of our client focused orientation. 
Nb. Van der Velden Marine Systems is our trade name.

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Ron Adriaans

Sr. HR Consultant

+31 (0) 180 511 577


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