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Service Technician

The Waste Transformers

The Waste Transformers

Oirschot, Netherlands · 1951 Velsen-Noord, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023
Do you enjoy seeing the world while you're busy saving the world? Then join the team of The Waste Transformers as Service Technician.

About The Company

We turn food waste into positive value on-site with our innovative food waste solution. We developed an on-site containerized anaerobic digester, called a Waste Transformer. It is placed next to companies or in communities that produce food waste. Biodegradable waste, such as kitchen waste and commercial waste, is used to create biogas and then converted into electricity and heat. The food waste itself turns into liquid natural fertilizer ready to replace (polluting) artificial fertilizers.

With clients from Africa to Latin America and from Europe to the Middle East, and a team from 8 different countries, our company is very international and embraces diversity.

What You'll Be Doing

As Service Technician, you'll perform the installation on-site of our Waste Transformers, as well as the half-yearly and yearly servicing. Additionally, you'll help train the daily operators of these installations and monitor if the installations are running at maximum efficiency.

Our installations are being built in the Netherlands by our production partner in Velsen-Noord, and then assembled and taken into production on-site, usually with a local partner taking care of feeding the machine a daily diet of food waste. As food waste gets produced everywhere, our installations also go everywhere. Depending on how busy it is, you might also be asked to help assemble the installations in Velsen-Noord.

You'll work with people of many cultures and various levels of technical knowhow, and enjoy the challenge of working together across cultural and linguistic barriers. You're hands-on and pragmatic in finding solutions that work.

What We're Looking For

  • You completed your MBO-4 education or possibly HTS, specializing in mechanical engineering or a similar field.
  • You enjoy frequent travel (30%+ of your work days) and love working in different cultures.
  • You have experience building/maintaining technical installations, ideally speaking in a similar industry (biogas, wastewater treatment, oil & gas)
  • You are highly independent.
  • We are looking for someone with a can-do, hands-on mentality interested in growing the business with us.
  • You could build a spaceship out of duct tape and matchsticks.
  • Ideally, you'll already have experience servicing equipment and machinery
  • You can read and follow and engineering drawing
  • You are comfortable assembling electro-mechanical equipment
  • You have a valid driver's licence
  • You are comfortable working at height
  • You speak fluent Dutch and good English

What We're Offering

  • A good salary to match your experience
  • 24 vacation days a year
  • Fun company drinks and outings
  • Annual bonus
  • Option to work 32 or 40 hours/week. If you work less than 40 hours, we'll usually ask you to work 40 hours/week while abroad, and compensate this with extra time off when you're not abroad.

We hope to hear from you! In the meantime, please also check out our website or watch our latest video.