Regardless of which discipline you will be working in, as a Field Service Engineer you are well grounded and quick to grasp what the customer expects of you. You will need to speak English reasonably well. You will not be entirely on your own: you will have a coordinator at Voortman to provide you with telephone support for all your questions. On completing your job, you will fill in a report and provide the customer with an explanation.

What are you going to do?

All our colleagues are adventurous individuals who love to roll up their sleeves. You are flexible and like change: you travel a great deal, stay in hotels, visit customers and come into contact with other cultures. Our clients are very wide-ranging: from multinationals to farmers, in the US to Australia.

We believe it is important that you set off on your travels well prepared and ensure that everything is sorted out for you from A to Z: from your transfer and flight ticket to the hotel booking and a rental car if required. We have various disciplines in our field service: Installation, Commissioning, Service and Maintenance. Different sectors, each with its own expertise, we will be happy to tell you more about them!

Our Field Service Engineers are all experts in heart and soul. As an international team, we work together with different nationalities to meet the needs of our customers. A young and dynamic team, in which everyone enjoys working hard. Along with the hard work, there is time for relaxation and pleasure: there is a great atmosphere! We thoroughly know our machinery and associated components. Above all, we are the outward face of Voortman!

We are not often complete as a team, but once a year the whole team meets up together during the Field Engineer Day. This is always on the last working day of the year. On this day we have breakfast together, we attend presentations and there is time for a fun activity in the afternoon. But while we are at work we still know where to find one another and call one another when we encounter problems, in order to learn from one another!

  • In Field Service, you ensure that machinery operates at its optimum at the customer’s facility. This can involve new machinery (Installation & Commissioning) or machinery that has been in operation for some time already (Service & Maintenance).
  • With your technical knowledge, you will ensure the machinery runs and lives up to the customer’s expectations.
  • You will ensure clear communication on the status of your activities with your colleagues and the customer.
  • You will think proactively with the customer and look at how we can improve the process even further.
  • You always aim for the best possible result.

Why work at Voortman









We offer

Voortman is a company where all are willing to support one another. A company with a pleasant working environment. We are convinced that this contributes to the performance of each and every one of us.

  • A good salary, based on your knowledge and experience;
  • 40 holidays;
  • Advancement opportunities;
  • Training opportunities;
  • Fun staff activities.

We are looking for

  • MBO [vocational secondary education] level, both practically and intellectually, and relevant work experience in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering or similar.
  • An adventurous individual who likes to see some of the world and is willing to be away from home for extended periods. For Installation & Commissioning this concerns two to three consecutive weeks, in Service & Maintenance you will be away during the week and mostly at home at weekends.
  • You have a passion for technology and enjoy being occupied with both mechanical and electrical work.
  • You are disciplined, customer-focused and able to oversee and assess different situations.
  • Speaking English is a must on account of the international nature of the job.








Seeing ideas become a reality: it sounds nice but it really does happen at Voortman. And these are ground-breaking ideas. We make the most innovative machinery and product lines for the steel construction and plate-processing industry and offer the most comprehensive service. For customers around the world. Going through the process with a customer to arrive at a production line that integrates seamlessly into his process. Regardless of how often we do it, it is special each time and provides a great deal of satisfaction.

Meet your colleagues

Jack Cater

Jack is a Software Developer at Voortman. Our innovative, cloud-based software helps automate and optimize our customers' production flow. What exactly is Jack working on?

Tom Nijhof

In our workplace, we work passionately every day to assemble our machines. From start to finish. Test Engineer Tom Nijhof knows all about it!

Sietse Tempelman & Ramon Annen

Our Installation & Commissioning Engineers are Voortman's adventurers! They travel the world to install or adjust our machines to the customer's process. How do Sietse and Ramon experience that? 

Wouter Rozenberg

The beating heart of every machine is the electrical control cabinet. The Cabinet Control Production is where these cabinets are assembled from start to finish. How does this work?

Robert Stegeman

Passion for technology and craftsmanship; that's what we are all about. Robert has been working as a Welder at Voortman since 2016. The best thing about his job? "That we build a complete machine from a steel plate."

Rutger Voortman & Gerhard ten Bolscher

Whether you clean the workshop on Saturdays, graduate with us or work in the office; you are part of the Voortman team! Rutger and Gerhard talk about what it's like to have a side job at Voortman.

Dennis ter Harmsel

Dennis has been with Voortman for more than 10 years and, as Account Manager, is responsible for relationship management with our customers. He will take you along in his role.

Maarten Wieringa & Tim Schreurs

Maarten and Tim travel the world to make sure our customers' machines stay in top condition. Their job is very varied and technical.

Peter Lanting

What our Software Engineers come up with is made on our own campus. After all, at Voortman we do everything ourselves! Software Engineer Peter shows you this process.

Koen Lubbers

Our Finance department is capable of everything! Koen has been working as Financial Controller since 2021 and will take you around the department. What makes him enjoy being part of the team? 

Valentijn Velten

The colleagues in the Product Management department are constantly asking themselves ‘how can we meet our customers' needs even better? Valentijn Velten talks in about his work as a Product Manager.

Frank Demmer

Every project undertaken at Voortman is based on an idea from the Engineering Department. Frank is Lead Engineer at Voortman. What does his job entail?

Jessie Muller

Jessie started as a Mechanical Engineer Projects is now a Project Manager. Together with his colleagues, he makes sure the customer gets exactly what they expect. Take a look at the journey of our projects.

Stef Rohaan

Building a machine sometimes requires thousands of parts. Our colleague Stef gives you a look behind the scenes at the Parts & Consumables department.