UP welder (under powder / submerged welding)

  • € 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 UP Welder role.  Are you seeking a challenging role where your welding skills shine, and you want to make a crucial contribution to the energy transition? Read on, because at Sif, you'll find not just a job but a mission! Discover how your skills and ambition come together in an environment where you can develop into an Under Powder Welder (Submerged Arc welding).

What are you going to do?

As a UP Welder at Sif, you play a crucial role in the semi-automatic welding of circumferential seams. Automation allows for consistently high-quality welding. At Sif, we work with great precision on massive steel plates of approximately 42 tons and 27 meters long.

  • Using one or more welding heads simultaneously, you ensure high accuracy.
  • Working with very high currents allows for substantial deposition. This enables significant penetration depths and high welding speeds.
  • Safety is a top priority. Before you begin, you ensure you wear the correct protective gear and conduct a check.
  • Subsequently, you set up the equipment correctly and according to prescribed procedures.
  • You carefully monitor the quality of your work.
Your passion for welding and metalworking will only grow at Sif. We will teach you the ins and outs of submerged arc welding (UP welding) with special materials. Additionally, you play a significant role in the energy transition. Our massive steel monopile tubes for offshore wind farms withstand all weather conditions, thanks in part to your meticulous work. Candidates interested in this job will have to pass a practical test before being accepted and a non-destructive test will be performed on the welds:
  • 138 P BW FM1 M s30 PC bs (filler material Lincoln MC715).
  • 138 P FW FM1 M t15 PF ml (filler material Lincoln MC715).

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?

Who are you? You have:

  • A VCA Basic certificate in Dutch or English. If you don't have one, HOBIJ can arrange an exam for you.
  • Level B1-B2 of the English language.
  • You have a passion for welding and have 1-2 years of experience with MIG/MAG welding and/or submerged arc welding.
  • You are interested in switching to the submerged arc welding process / under-powder welding.
  • You have previous experience in metalworking, with basic machining and fabrication.
  • You are physically fit, an analytical thinker, and a mechanically inclined problem solver.
  • You are precise and pay attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in operating an overhead crane is an advantage.
  • A driver's license B.
  • 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 like playing games on your phone, you will find the test to be just as fun and easy!
  • You have an interest in a long-term job and want to grow within the company, maybe potentially relocating to the Netherlands in the future.
  • You are flexible, driven, motivated, and ambitious.

What do you get?

An excellent salary based on your experience. This means:

  • Junior (0-3 years of experience): starting at € 15,22 gross/hour
    This translates into an average NETT income of € 616,47 /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 € 651,39 /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 € 676,76 / 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 to compensate free days.
  • 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 who are 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 has been 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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