Welder (semi-automatic 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 semi-automatic welder role.  Are you seeking a challenging role where your welding skills shine, and you 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 a Welding operator.

What are you going to do?

As a Welding Operator at Sif, you play a crucial role in our production process. You manage the machines and inspect steel plates, some as long as 27 meters, which are welded into long plates that are eventually rolled into casings. Sif is one of the largest manufacturers of steel tubes (up to 2,000 tons) for offshore wind turbines. Within our close-knit and dedicated team, you can make a difference. What will you do?

  • As a Welding Operator, you create welding connections using semi-automatic welding machines, following the relevant welding procedures (WPS) meticulously.
  • You are responsible for correctly setting up and operating the machines.
  • Regular maintenance of production machines and other equipment is part of your duties, ensuring optimal equipment functionality.
  • Ensuring the quality of welded casings is a crucial task. You conduct checks and tests at the front end of production to ensure the program applies the correct operations. This ensures that the massive steel foundations meet required specifications and the highest quality standards. Additionally, you report production data and maintain relevant documentation.
  • Safety is a top priority in our production process. You ensure that all tasks are performed correctly according to regulations and guidelines. You remain alert for potential hazards and take measures to minimize risks.

What are the working hours?

  • You will work from monday to friday in 3 shifts: 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 organize for you to take the exam.
  • Level B1-B2 of English language.
  • You have a passion for welding, maybe you took welding classes and have a formal education or have 1-2 years experience with manual welding and would like to switch to semi-automatic welding.
  • You have previous experience in metalworking, with basic machining and fabrication.
  • You are physically fit, analytical thinker and mechanically inclined problem solver.
  • Proficiency in operating an overhead crane is an advantage.
  • A driver's license B.
  • 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 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 (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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