Get on board with Damen Naval, along with more than 1,200 professionals based in The Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. We are the naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group which employs 12,000 professionals globally. Damen Naval designs and builds advanced naval vessels for customers all over the world. With a passion for technological innovation and sustainable solutions, we continue to push the boundaries in naval shipbuilding. You can be part of our team! Are you ready for duty?

Damen Naval is seeking an experienced interim Industrial Hygienist to join our team for 18 months and contribute to the health and safety of our workforce aboard the frigate F126 and in our training facilities. As Industrial Hygienist, you will be responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for our crew and employees. Your role will involve conducting thorough inspections, analysing potential hazards, and implementing control measures to minimize risks. You will collaborate closely with management, engineering, and operations teams to promote a culture of safety and compliance with regulations.

As Industrial Hygienist your key responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct comprehensive worksite evaluations to identify potential health hazards.
  • analyse data and prepare detailed reports documenting findings and recommendations.
  • Design and implement effective controls and personal protective equipment.
  • Stay up to date with regulations and industry trends, recommending appropriate changes.
  • Provide expert guidance to management, supervisors, and employees on industrial hygiene matters.
  • Conduct comprehensive worksite evaluations to identify potential health hazards, including exposure to hazardous chemicals, noise, vibration, biological agents, and physical hazards.
  • Analyse and interpret data collected from monitoring activities and prepare detailed reports documenting findings and recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Collaborate with management, engineering, and operations teams to design and implement effective administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce or eliminate workplace hazards.
  • Stay up to date with regulations, industry trends, and advancements in industrial hygiene practices, and recommend appropriate changes to existing designs, procedures, and practices.
  • Function as a resource and provide expert guidance to management, supervisors, and employees on matters related to industrial hygiene and occupational health.

As Industrial Hygienist, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Bachelor degree in Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, or related field.
  • Certification as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is desirable.
  • At least three years of experience in industrial hygiene or occupational health and safety.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements and industrial hygiene principles.
  • Proficiency in conducting exposure assessments and noise monitoring.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and data analysis.
  • Ability to travel to various worksites as needed.
  • Fluency in English and preferably German.
  • Excellent references antecedents as a pre-employment security screening is standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent EU citizenship and passport are both required and candidates with NL/EU (work) visa or with both an EU and non-EU nationality and/or passport are not eligible in accordance with the requirements imposed by the military nature of our projects.

At Damen Naval, we value our interim team members and strive for a positive and successful collaboration. As an interim professional on secondment basis (detachering) or as a freelancer (ZZP), we offer you the following conditions:

  • An attractive rate, ensuring at least equal pay to permanent staff.
  • Travel allowance of 23 cents per kilometre.
  • Flexibility to work partially from home.
  • Challenging and innovative projects.

Are you interested in the interim position of Industrial Hygienist, kindly submit your application along with your CV and motivation letter. Please state your preferred agreement, secondment (detachering) or freelance (zzp) along with an indication of:

  • Secondment: your monthly gross salary based on fulltime work.
  • Freelance: your hourly rate.

For more information about the vacancy or Damen Naval, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Naval Career website or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note that due to the military nature of our projects, only candidates who have permanent EU nationality can be considered for vacancies at Damen Naval. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to process candidates who (also) have a non-EU passport or nationality. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process.

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