Transport operator (overhead/ magnet cranes & forklifts)

  • € 15,22
  • Sif
  • Maasvlakte


Starting salary from 15.22, depending on experience. Along the way, while working at SIF, you could end up earning up to 21,59 gross/ hour as per SIF salary scale for the transport operator role. Apply for the transport operator position at SIF (overhead/ magnet cranes & forklift trucks), for an exciting role with a market leader in a rapidly growing and future-proof industry.  

What are you going to do?

As a Transport Operator at Sif, you play a crucial role in managing material flows and processing residual streams, contributing significantly to the energy transition. Sif is one of the largest manufacturers of steel tubes (up to 2,000 tons) for offshore wind turbines. What will you do? You will use a forklift and various cranes, including overhead cranes, to move and process materials. You play a key role in the workshop, ensuring that others have the right materials and that everything runs smoothly. You look ahead and make decisions confidently. The process runs smoothly because you always have a clear view of what is happening around you. Thanks to your initiatives, the welder has his materials on time, and the hulls are in the right place. As a Transport Operator, you have a responsible job where you work independently. Some of your tasks include:

  • Unloading and transporting hulls and other materials using an overhead. crane/magnet crane according to lifting plans.
  • Scanning hulls and registering plate check-ins.
  • Performing visual inspections on lifting equipment.
  • Unloading barges and loading AGVs in the inlet harbor.
  • Moving hulls, welding aids, and materials.
  • Using a forklift to separate waste and ensure proper disposal.

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?

  • A VCA Basic certificate in Dutch or English or willingness to obtain one through HOBIJ.
  • Level B1-B2 of the English language.
  • You have relevant experience in the field, like rigger/ crane operating by remote control.
  • A driver's license B.
  • An aerial work platform certificate is mandatory for the Maasvlakte location (if you only have experience but no certificate, you can obtain one through HOBIJ).
  • You are decisive and take initiative.
  • You are familiar with crane/hoisting instructions.
  • You have experience with Forklift trucks and ideally have a certificate for it.
  • 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 the 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.

What do you get?

An excellent salary based on your 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).  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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