Plate roller / bender

  • € 15,22
  • Sif
  • Maasvlakte


Starting salary between 15.22 – 16,77 gross/ hour, depending on experience. Along the way, while working at SIF, you could end up earning up to 25,06 gross/ hour as per SIF salary scale for the Plate Roller role.   As a Plate Roller at Sif, you play a crucial role in rolling and welding 8 to 11-meter plates with thicknesses of 110 mm to form cylindrical shells. You contribute to the serial and custom production, where each workpiece has unique dimensions. Sif is one of the largest manufacturers of steel pipes (up to 2,000 tons) for offshore wind turbines. Within our close-knit and committed team, you can make a difference.

What are you going to do?

As a Plate Roller at Sif, you contribute to the entire production process:

  • In the preparation phase, you receive instructions and drawings. You work with great precision to create perfectly round shells and cones.
  • In the rolling and welding phase, you set parameters on the rolling machine according to instructions. Accuracy is a crucial aspect of this challenging role, with minimal deviations allowed. 
There is no other place in the Netherlands where you work with such large materials and precision, and at Sif, we provide the opportunity for you to learn. Our massive steel monopile tubes for offshore wind parks withstand all weather conditions, thanks in part to your meticulous work. Safety comes first. Before you start, you ensure that you wear the correct protective gear and perform a safety check. Then, you set up the equipment correctly and according to prescribed procedures. You carefully monitor the quality of your work.

What are the working hours?

  • You will work in a three shift system: 06:00 - 14:00 / 14:00 - 22:00 / 22:00 - 06:00. 
  • 25 days vacation days per year, plus 1 week more during winter holidays.
  • No rotation possible, but it is generally accepted to have a break every 2-3 months to visit your home country. 

Who are you?

  • Level B1-B2 of English language.
  • Practical knowledge of plate rolling machines or experience with press break machines or CNC bending.
  • A metalworking background and familiarity with how metal reacts when it is under bending stress.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.
  • Possession of a valid VCA certificate or willingness to obtain one through HOBIJ.
  • You are physically fit, analytical thinker and mechanically inclined problem solver.
  • Precision and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work in our 3-shift system.
  • Willingness to follow a paid training period before starting work.
  • Willingness to perform a game-based assessment test during recruitment process, to assess your learning ability, cognitive flexibility and problem solving abilities (online). If you enjoy playing games on your phone, you will find this test just as fun and easy.
  • You have interest in a long term job and growth within the company, maybe potential relocation to the Netherlands in the future.
  • You are flexible, driven, motivated and ambitious.
  • Driving license B.

What do you get?

An excellent salary based on your experience, this means:  

  • Junior (1-3 years of experience): Starting at € 15,22 gross/hour.
    This translates into an average NETT income of Average 616,47 euros/ week (after adding allowances and after paying taxes, rent, insurance etc).
  • Medior (3-5 years of experience): Starting at € 16,18 gross/hour.
    This translates into an average NETT income of Average 651,39 euros/ week (after adding allowances and after paying taxes, rent, insurance etc). 
  • Senior (6+ years of experience): Starting at € 16,77 gross/hour.
    This translates into an average NETT income of Average 676,76 euros/ week (after adding allowances and after paying taxes, rent, insurance etc). 
Salaries are renegotiated every year and based on performance, the amount can increase significantly. In addition, you get:
  • 8,66% holiday money build up.
  • Single room accommodation.
  • HOBIJ leased car, when necessary (tax of approx 35 euros/ week applies).
  • Weekly salary payments, every Friday.
  • Extensive paid training period (schooling agreement applies).
  • Refunded one time international transport and full refund of local transportation from housing to work and back.
  • A warm working atmosphere in a team of enthusiastic colleagues. Always up for a laugh.
  • Work clothes and safety equipment to guarantee the safest conditions during work.
  • Sif has been around for more than 75 years. They are a stable, growing organization. There is room for ambition and initiative.
  • You'll feel welcome. You will have an extensive onboarding process. You will be guided by an experienced colleague, who will make you feel at home quickly.
  • The opportunity to contribute to the energy transition and a more sustainable world.

Where will you work?

Founded in 1948, Sif, is a company with a solid track record. From a purely manufacturing company of large, thick tubular steel structures, the company has transitioned towards a total solution provider of offshore wind monopile foundations. Today Sif employs over 600 people (approximately 50% of whom are on the payroll) at two manufacturing sites in the Netherlands: Roermond and Maasvlakte 2, near Rotterdam. Sif is listed on Euronext Amsterdam since May 2016. Their company culture is based on collaboration, quality, and dedication to safety. You will be part of a passionate team determined to accelerate the energy transition.

Your application

The process in 6 simple steps.


You take the first step towards your future by applying for a job vacancy.

2Personal introduction

We do this via video call or at our office in Veghel.

3Skills tests

Do you need specific skills for the position? We’d love to see you in action.

4Sign documents

Satisfied with the terms? Time for a (digital) signature.

5Transportation and housing

You arrange your transportation to the Netherlands, we arrange – if necessary – housing for you.


You get to work for the client. Good luck with your new job!

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