Welding Foreman

Vacancy: Welding Foreman who is ‘equipped for impact’

Do you want to be part of a globally operating team of innovators? 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 a Welding Foreman.

About our organisation

We are Huisman. We develop step changing technical solutions and translate these into the design and construction of the largest onshore and offshore installations. 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 energy transition.

“"The fact that it has never been done before, makes it extra special." "

Robin van Boven, Principal Engineer

About the position of Welding Foreman

As Welding Foreman at Huisman, you lead, coordinate and perform welding activities. You ensure the quality, efficiency and safety of the welding process. You head a team of welders and other employees to complete projects successfully. You achieve high-quality, durable welding results and attach importance to the quality of the welding work. You consider the standards and specifications for welding, such as industrial standards, technical regulations or customer specifications. Following these standards and specifications ensures that the welding work meets the required quality standards and technical specifications.


Personal development and education opportunities are part of the deal. We would also like to point out the other advantages of working at Huisman, such as the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking innovations, an excellent employment conditions package and regular drinks in our own bar. 

What do we expect of you?

Your will be responsible for: 

  • Lead a team of welders and other employees;
  • Coordinate the welding process with other departments and stakeholders;
  • Ensure the welding work meets quality standards;
  • Register the welding;
  • Solving technical problems;
  • Keeping a safe work environment and following safety rules;
  • Organising work and allocating tasks, resources and monitoring progress;
  • You plan and manage the team to meet deadlines;
  • You create a positive atmosphere and encourage team members to do their best;
  • You support and guide the team;
  • You report on progress, problems and improvements;
  • You communicate well and help achieve project goals;
  • You improve work processes and find ways to make the team more efficient;
  • You think about ways to improve things.

Wondering if you are 'equipped for impact'?

You are:

  • Flexible;
  • Punctual;
  • Good communicator;
  • Able to inspect welding work and ensure it meets standards;
  • Safety is important in welding. A welding foreman must know about safety regulations, procedures and best practices and make sure they are followed to keep everyone safe;
  • Able to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications;
  • In possession of the relevant safety certificates;
  • A team player with a proactive and result-driven attitude;
  • Able to effectively manage and motivate a team of welders and other employees. This includes making decisions, motivating the team and solving conflicts;
  • Able to carry out quality checks, ensure welding complies with standards and take corrective action if necessary;
  • Able to quickly resolve issues, address complications and find solutions to ensure work progress.

You have:      

  • Completed a MBO course in welding technology (level 3 or 4) or a comparable course with additional IWS training and an IWP diploma;
  • Experience as a welder, preferably in the metal construction industry;
  • A valid VCA certificate;
  • Valid welding certificates, such as AWS, ISO 9606. These include certificates for MIG/MAG welding, electrode welding and SAW welding;
  • You should also have good leadership and communication skills, as well as strong problem-solving skills. This includes knowledge of different welding methods, materials and safety regulations;
  • Problem-solving ability;
  • The ability to organise tasks and resources, meet deadlines and prioritise.

Some practical things we need you to have:

  • An EU passport/valid work permit for the Netherlands;
  • A good command of the English language verbally and in writing. 

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 world's largest Tub Mounted Cranes (2 x 10,000mt) we produced for Heerema. 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 benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • An international work environment;
  • Various growth and development opportunities;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines. 

Does this sound like you?

Apply online for the position of Welding Foreman by using the application form 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
  • Professional
  • Schiedam, The Netherlands
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Ewelina Miller
“Working with young people, with a fresh vision and view on innovation, projects and ways of to cooperate. That is what drives me as a campus recruiter. I know from my own experience that with the right commitment, you get plenty of room for personal growth."

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