Terneuzen, NL

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Commercial Diver

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.


We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent –   want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a Commercial Diver to join our UWS operations team in Terneuzen, The Netherlands.


What will you be doing


In this position, your work will include maintenance and repair projects on vessels and offshore structures. As the shipping industry is 24/7, we do not have a typical working day. You will not be working on this alone, even though the work of our teams requires a high level of independence, as you will have support from our Dive Supervisors and operations team. For us to be the best match, we expect you to have an understanding of the shipping industry and experience from working with steel construction/mechanical is a plus. As an ideal candidate, you have gained experience in these areas and have an NDC-diving certificate.


As Commercial Diver, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Workshop                                 
    • Keep it clean and safe.
    • Raise improvements.
    • Order equipment or material after consulting maintenance.


  • Preparation                             
    • Control equipment and gear before loading
    • Complete and deliver packing slip.


  • Implementation                     
    • Implement the plan according to instructions from the dive supervisor.
    • Notify any deviations of any scope to the dive supervisor.
    • Responsibly represent UWS on projects.
    • Become an overall experience commercial diver
    • Gain technical skills on the job (mechanical/welding)


  • Project examples
    • Polishing, inspection, Scrubber retrofit, Wet welding, thruster exchange, underwater mechanical overhauls, rudder removals, shaft seal repair, propeller blade exchanges, and many more …..


- Project examples                 

Polishing, ins

To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:


  • Has a valid Commercial Surface supplied diving certificate (NDC certificate is a plus)
  • EU Citizen or Permitted to work in the EU (with a European work visa) this has to be in your possession as we are not able to support you with obtaining this.
  • Willing to relocate in relative close proximity to our UWS Headquarter, located in Terneuzen, Netherlands
  • Not having a problem with regular travelling worldwide as most of our projects are abroad.
  • Flexible mindset when it comes to working hours.


In this role, some travel is required to meet with our customers on their ships worldwide where needed. Thus, we hope you to be ready to travel approximately +50%, of your time.


Why you and us?


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility for our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We dare to see opportunities and take the initiative.

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe that by being your true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?

We have an amazing team, and we are excited about our work and its impact on building sustainable societies. We are looking for a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. “The work in our team offers a wide range of interesting projects and we truly have an amazing team spirit. We hope to find a team member who shares the excitement for the job as we do.


Contact & next steps


We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 01.05.2023, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified?

Please reach out to Mr. Geoffrey Lamrini, Senior Operations Manager, geoffrey.lamrini@wartsila.com or call our office +31.115.612.872 with any questions related to this position.


Last application date: 01/05/2023 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com