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Fabrication Director, Xiamen, China

Fabrication Director who is equipped for impact

Do you want to be part of a globally operating team of innovators? Do you want to contribute to the energy transition? Do you also think bigger than big? And, do you have what it takes to make an impact? Then we might be looking for you. Find out more about our vacancy for Fabrication Director.

About our organisation

We are Huisman. We develop step changing technical solutions and translate these into the design and construction of the largest construction equipment. For decades, we have been working all over the world for offshore wind, geothermal, oil & gas, leisure and civil industries. With our passionate workforce and worldwide production, service & sales facilities we are equipped for impact in these times of transition.

"In times of transition, Huisman quickly adapts and comes up with new solutions. That’s why we are ahead of the competition."

Charlotte Roodenburg, Manager New Build Sales

About the position of Fabrication Director

Working as Fabrication Director Huisman China (HCN) means that you are steering and guiding the Fabrication area of our location in Xiamen, China. Together with the team, you produce our step-changing equipment. 
Working in a smooth running production facility with a team of almost 900 persons who are keen on delivering high quality technical products. You are part of the Huisman China MT, a dedicated team of professionals who continuously search for optimisation of our processes and getting the job done. You report to the Managing Director HCN. As Huisman is a project organization you will have strong interaction and cooperation with Group Discipline Managers of Engineering, Supply Chain and Field Engineering. You are willing to live in Xiamen, a comfortable city nearby our production facility in Zhangzhou (Fujian, China). We offer you an excellent benefits package tailored to your background and experience.

What do we expect of you?

Job position in organization

  • The Fabrication Director is responsible for leading and developing the supervisors of fitting, welding, mechanical-, hydraulic-and electrical assembly and large load-out operations;
  • Realization until mechanical completion and hands over to Installation and Commissioning;
  • Is part of HCN China Management Team, has leading role in Operational Management Team.

As Fabrication Director, you: 

  • Are responsible for successful production of Huisman products, executing all projects in our portfolio assigned to Huisman China;
  • Develop, maintain and improve work procedures (knowledge management) within Fabrication in close connection with the other Group Discipline Managers;
  • Reports on progress of project fabrication execution. Initiates necessary interventions towards project manager/director. Signal deviations and (QHSE) risks on project level;
  • Create a long term operational- and technological strategy, propose investment program and manage implementation related to Fabrication (personnel, facilities, machines, equipment). 

Wondering if you are 'equipped for impact'?

As Fabrication Director, you want to:

  • Stay at the best world record-breaking construction fabrication yard  for a minimum of 3 years;
  • Have opportunity to grow in the Huisman China organization and on group level to maximize your potential;
  • Be visible in the organization and make a difference in organization and projects.

As Fabrication Director, you have:

  • Working and thinking level at Master level; profound knowledge of construction management methods and techniques of complex one-off machines, requiring a command of diverse practices and precedents and/or concepts and principles, acquired by experience in a similar field;
  • 10 years working experience within the same field, preferably China or Asia;
  • High level of cultural sensitivity and awareness in leading multicultural teams, a good listener, patient, and clear articulation of direction;
  • Good ability to cooperate with and monitor subcontracted parties for our fabrication process;
  • Proven successful in a strong project/matrix environment and having experience with supporting information system such as ERP, PLM, Planning tooling, etc;
  • Track record in manufacturing, improvement projects in production environment (preferred in fitting and welding environment);
  • Well-developed analytical skills in combination with a pragmatic and result-driven approach;
  • Good command of written and spoken English;
  • Strong commitment to delivering high quality and execution of the work in a safe manner (HSE);

In addition, as Fabrication Director you are:

  • Strong in planning and organising, management control, decisive and stakeholder management;
  • A strong leader and team player, customer orientated, adaptive to different cultures and able to build a performing team.

More about Huisman

We design and produce in-house and deliver our turn-key products to clients worldwide. Our clients choose us for our entrepreneurial spirit, skills, reliability, and innovative solutions. Examples? Consider the Motion Compensated Platform we developed to support the construction of offshore wind farms. So, if you join Huisman make sure you are equipped for impact. In other words, surprise us, our clients and… yourself!

What do we have to offer?

  • An excellent expat benefits package;
  • A multicultural work environment;
  • Various development opportunities;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines.

Does this sound like you?

Apply online for the position of Fabrication Director by using the apply button at the bottom of this page. We are curious to see what kind of impact you will make.

Still need a bit more info or looking for something that suits you better?

Please contact us via our contact form for more information or sign up for our job alert to receive details of new opportunities in your inbox. 

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies:

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by Huisman. Applications received are property of Huisman. We don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Huisman colleagues or associated Huisman companies. 

  • Full-time
  • Professionals
  • China
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Bas Bieckmann
"Contributing to the correct organisational design of Huisman by looking at who suits us best and in which position. That is my drive and why I would like to get to know you better. Looking forward to hear how you want to make an impact within Huisman."

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