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Technical Documentation Internship/Working Student (Tunnel Boring Machine)


The IHC H1600 tunnel boring machine (TBM) was originally built by Wirth. However, it has been fully refurbished and upgraded by IHC incorporating new machinery and an accompanying control cabin.
The control system is an IHC design, reflecting the latest standards in tunnelling. It provides all the necessary functions to operate and monitor the TBM's performance. This includes a guidance system with laser target and visualisation on the operator's console.
The TBM is a robust machine, with an installed power of 160kW on the cutterhead. This is driven by three hydraulic motors, which are fed from a hydraulic power pack located behind a dedicated shield.
The machine is supplied as a standard product with a mixed ground cutterhead. However, it can also be adapted to cope with specific soil conditions.
The only aspect that needs developing further is the technical documentation. The task of this internship is to ensure that this requirement becomes complete.

In order to achieve this, you will be responsible for:

  • searching the archive for existing technical drawings
  • rewriting any available texts
  • photographing the machine and taking relevant notes.

To be eligible for this role, you must have:

  • excellent writing skills
  • a technically-oriented mindset
  • the ability to work independently
  • a technical background, studying maritime technology, mechanical engineering, or business administration with a sufficient focus on technology.

Terms of employment
Royal IHC offer you a challenging internship job within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

Contact information
Are you interested in the position of intern and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

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As a intern, you will work at IHC Mining, an organisation that recognises enormous growth opportunities in the market for underwater mining equipment. With its engineering research, custom-built dredging equipment and new cross-border technologies, IHC Mining is driving the market for dredging and offshore mining. By combining skills from IHC Mining and Royal IHC’s dredging and offshore units, it is truly leading the way in this global playing field.



MVB ID #176734
Plaatsingsdatum vrijdag 5 oktober 2018
Locatie Kinderdijk
Dienstverband Stage
Opleidingsniveau HBO
Sector Maritieme Dienstverlening
Functiecategorie Afstudeerstages
Regio Nederland, Noord-Brabant


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Bedrijfsnaam IHC
ContactpersoonMevr. Femke van Es
Telefoon +31 78 691 0984

Postbus 1
2960 AA Kinderdijk

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