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Electromechanical Service Technician/Engineer

Belgium / Code: 1907

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Our client one of the top international organisations in Europe is in the process of hiring two Service Technicians. These positions provide a critical service to the organisations business process; most of the company's clients lease their equipment which includes a maintenance contract. The importance of this role is, therefore of a mission-critical nature to our client.

Service Technicians diagnose and treat equipment driven by electro-mechanical and hydraulic systems. The maintenance work is therefore extensive and not naturally found in a single engineering stream. Typical maintenance work covers planned maintenance activities as well as ad-hoc or emergency breakdowns. Service technicians work at heights, therefore adherence to safety processes and systems are of critical importance.

Fluency in English or Dutch is a core requirement to function effectively in this position.

Job description
The job activities
  • Diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul equipment 
  • Apply electrical, electronically, hydraulically and mechanical theory nd related knowledge to test and modify operational electrical machinery and electrical control, electronically control equipment and circuitry, hydraulically circuits and components, mechanical equipment.
  • Keep work areas clean and orderly, and promoting safety regulations and all other company programs.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or modification to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) spares and OEM repaired parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machines.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear using relevant measuring devices.
  • Read, understand, and interpret operating manuals, parts manuals, blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
Special requirements:
  • Demonstrated initiative to visualise, organise, manage, and complete projects in individual and group settings.
  • Willingness to travel.  
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • Represent the company always convincing and poised.
  • Negotiating and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information.
  • Assist the company in any necessary duties to achieve Company goals.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Exact and precise working.
  • Ability to work overtime as well as on weekends or on call duty.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and passport at all times.
  • Self-motivated behaviour (specifically in stressful situations).

The top candidate will at least be qualified in the electrical engineering stream and additional mechanical qualifications will be an advantage. Qualifications must be at least at Technician level, but engineers with appropriate qualifications who are willing and experienced working in this field are welcome to apply.  This is however a hands on maintenance position.


Our client is looking for an experienced, five years or more after completing there qualifications. Experience with maintenance on harbour mobile cranes, reach stacker, ship cranes, offshore cranes and construction machinery such as duty cycle crawler cranes, crawler cranes and foundation equipment or similar machines. It should include the following:

  • Experience with part lists.
  • Experience with electrical, mechanical and hydraulically fault finding.
  • Experience with control systems.
  • Fluency in English or Dutch is not negotiable.
  • No shift work is required.
  • Service Technician performs a standby service every six weeks.
Working hours

The regular working hours are set at 38.75 hours per week.


Overtime is paid at 125%, 150% and 200% of hourly rate, under specific conditions. 


Employees are entitled to 25 days leave per annum. 

Training and on-boarding

New employees will always work with an experienced Service Technician for the first six to twelve  months. Also, they will attend formal training on maintaining the organisations equipment. 

Holiday Pay

8% holiday pay.  

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