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Sanding Operative Vacancy

Are you a super-handy and motivated all-rounder who is looking for a new challenge? Are you highly motivated, skilled, and keen to join a young, dynamic company specializing in the development and production of patented fender systems for maritime transport? Then we are looking for you. We will provide in-house training, so experience is not required.

We are looking for that unique person who is enthusiastic, passionate, critical and driven. In short, an operative who is very good with their hands and wants to join our sanding team (long-term).

Who are we?

Fender Innovations is a company that attaches great value to a personal approach, both to its customers and its staff. Every person is unique and we appreciate that. We have an open company culture that allows us to adjust to the unique skills of each member of staff.

Since its start in 2012, Fender Innovations has gained an excellent reputation for developing and producing super-strong, lightweight fender systems of the highest quality. Fender Innovations has seen tremendous growth ever since and built up a large and diverse international customer base, ranging from superyacht manufacturers to the largest shipbuilders in the world, often with specialist and specific requests.

Our expectations:

As a member of the sanding team, your duties mainly consist of sanding fenders. This job comes with great responsibility. You and your colleagues are responsible for giving our fender systems the perfect look and shape.  You work with great precision, keep your workplace tidy and well-ordered, and appreciate direct and open communication. You can handle the responsibility and freedom of carrying out your work according to company protocol yet using your own judgement. You have affinity with engineering and manufacturing. You also carry out interim checks on the sanded fenders.

Your duties include:

  • Sanding our marine fender systems into the perfect shape.
  • Carrying out interim checks of the radius and dimensions of the sanded fenders systems

Job requirements:

  • Being eager to learn
  • Being good with your hands
  • Having an eye for detail
  • Experience with sanding is not required
  • Precision and dimensional accuracy
  • A driving licence, category B minimum
  • Command of spoken and written Dutch and/or English.
  • No 9-to-5 mentality

As a sanding operative, you need to be flexible, accurate and a team player. You also need to be hard-working, capable of working under pressure, proactive, responsible, motivating, service-minded, and have good social and communication skills.

We offer:

  • A friendly working environment
  • In-house sanding training
  • An enthusiastic team of colleagues
  • Career opportunities within the company, which is constantly evolving
  • Full-time employment (permanent contract after one year)
  • Salary in accordance with the collective agreement for light engineering/industry (CAO Kleinmetaal/Nijverheid)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employment of 38 hours per week

Employee benefits:

  • Language training
  • Pension accrual
  • 8% holiday pay
  • Travel expenses
  • Paid overtime
  • Time off in lieu
  • Christmas hamper
  • Company parties

Type of contract: Full-time

Salary: €1,950 - €2,500 per month

Flexible language requirement:
Dutch not required

Work schedule:

  • Daytime duty
  • Mon-Fri
  • Overtime

Employee benefits:

  • Company parties
  • In-company training
  • Christmas hamper
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Pension
  • Travel expenses
  • Language training offered

Additional pay offered:

  • Paid overtime
  • Holiday pay

Working location: Postcode 1771 in Wieringerwerf, the Netherlands 

If you are the person we are looking for, please email your covering letter and CV to:

Sylvia Ruizendaal
Chief Operations Officer
 Tel. +31 631673567

Details from these vacancies are not to be used for marketing purposes.

Contact Fender Innovations

Westrak 240, 1771 SV Wieringerwerf
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 22 37 64 170

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Fender Innovations B.V. is part of the Fender Innovations Group.

Fender Innovations B.V. is specialised in light weight, flexibel, tailor made fender systems and specials for fast rescue, life boat tenders and heavy duty Rib's.
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