Senior E&A Quality Engineer – Damen – Gorinchem


About us

At Damen Workboats our goal is to develop, design and construct a portfolio of tugs, high speed craft, fast and city ferries and dredgers or workboats in the most effective and efficient manner, primarily based on series production of smart-customized standard designs.

Damen Workboats offers a range of innovative, standardized and smart-customized designs. These fulfil current and developing market demands, with well-balanced levels of quality, service, price and delivery time thereby providing optimal solutions for our clients.

Quality of our products and services is of utmost importance for Damen Workboats. Our mission is to deliver sustainable value to our clients, with reliable and durable maritime solutions. Development of our vessels is the result of customer focus, market orientation, and technical know-how. Building of our vessels focusses on operational excellence, reliability, quality, sustainability, safety, and doing things first-time-right. Damen stands for entrepreneurship, craftmanship, stewardship, and fellowship; these values are reflected in our products and in how we work at Workboats. We operate as one team, and we stimulate everyone at Workboats to constantly improve products, processes, and personal skills.

The role

In your role as Senior Quality Engineer E&A you will be responsible for defining risk mitigation and compliancy review methods in development of E&A in our vessels. This with a focus on RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability, and security) during the Life Cycle. Besides this defining, analyzing, monitoring/reporting and guiding the Quality control methods and performance of these phases. This in such way that Risks are mitigated in a controlled manner and that we will have a Continuous improvement throughout all the product phases. The work field is based within our Platform team E&A. This objective expert role is new within Damen Workboats and of upmost importance considering the changeover to a more Sustainable / electrical product portfolio and the developments on Automation.

Key accountabilities

In this role you will be:

  • Setting up Design Assurance (Compliance & Design review) Process in the field of E&A;
  • Supporting and coaching projects and their engineers on the quality aspects of their deliverables;
  • Developing, implementing and taking governance in standard risk management tools (i.e. D&P-FMEA’s;
  • Assuring proper supplier selection based on provided performance of new and existing suppliers to support design and development, and driving supplier improvement efforts;
  • Effectively leading problem solving tools/methodology;
  • Showing a drive for continuous improvement. Facilitate engineers, yards to find root causes of technical issues and translate them into lessons learned. Enable process owners to translate lessons learned into guidelines, design rules, and/or process improvements;
  • Collaborating with quality organization in operations and field service areas.
  • Skills & experience

    To be successful in this role you bring:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (electrical, automation, industrial);
  • Expert experience in a manufacturing or supply chain management in a complex and dynamic technical environment;
  • Expert level in D&P-FMEA’s (or willing to learn/develop);
  • Green or Black Belt / Lean Six Sigma experience (RCA/8D methodology);
  • Self-directed, confident, analytical-logical fact based thinking and people’s person;
  • Good oral and written command of both Dutch and English;
  • Enthusiasm and good communication and presentation skills;
  • The ability to act on one moment as a coach/trainer and at another as a judge based on facts;
  • Able to travel internationally on a regular basis.
  • What we offer

    We want to make sure you are a successful Senior Quality Engineer E&A, so we will support you to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that’s why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities. All you have to do is grab them.

    We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • An open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines;
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events and sports.
  • An assessment and pre-employment screening could be part of the selection procedure


    Damen Workboats does not approve of a commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered.


    Job Detail

  • Reference number NL02340
  • Date posted 04/03/2024
  • Closing date 27/06/2024
  • Location Gorinchem
  • Country The Netherlands
  • Expertise Supply chain
  • Product Group Damen Workboats
  • Company Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
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