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Technical Writer

Posted 18 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Damen Services provides its services to the customers of Damen Shipyards as a total services solution provider. Damen Services is responsible for carrying out a wide range of service activities worldwide and on a commercial basis, resulting from the start-up, deployment and life time extension of delivered installations/vessels. Commissioning, repair, warranty, service and maintenance activities are the most prominent of these. Also the realization of training for crews, the delivery of ships, maintenance management and the supply of parts during (new) construction are part of the services portfolio. Finally, as a business partner of Damen Shipyards' customers, Damen Services also realizes structural and long-term projects.

The Asset Management Design (AMD) department is part of Damen Services and is located in Gorinchem (NL). It is responsible for developing and supplying asset management solutions for our customers. This includes products such as spare part packages, vessel operating manuals, maintenance plans and maintenance analysis. The products are created in multi-disciplinary teams.


As a Technical Writer you create clear and unambiguous content for the vessel operating manuals and other ship-related documentation and information products.


  • Create new documentation and improve or customize existing documentation;
  • Create clear and unambiguous content for the vessel operating manuals and other ship documentation;
  • Collect the necessary information through literature study, SME interviews and subject research;
  • Capture content and resources that are relevant to the audience;
  • Understand our writing style guide and adds to or refines it;
  • Analyze and assess the regulations and provisions stated by equipment manufacturers;
  • Consider relevant laws and regulations;
  • Manage your own projects, including planning and budget.


To do your work, you:

  • Are able to work at a Bachelor level;
  • Have completed a technical education;
  • Have writing experience for about 3 years;
  • Have experience with Adobe FrameMaker. Experience with XML, DITA and CCMS is considered a plus;
  • Are able to write clear and concise in the English language. Experience with STE is considered a plus;
  • Communicate with internal and external customers in a respectful manner;
  • Are part of a team, but can also complete a project by yourself;
  • Adjusts well to shifting priorities when necessary;


At Damen we realize that supporting and managing many talented individuals is of great essence. We understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That is why we continuously invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full time employment):

  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • A competitive salary;
  • At least 40 days of annual leave;
  • Profit sharing & pension allowance;
  • Continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy;
  • An active social environment such as events and sports;
  • A working from home policy. Giving you the opportunity to create a healthy work-life-balance;
  • A role with lots of autonomy and focus on quality.

We’re a family company that has been building ships for almost 100 years. Our ambition is to become the most sustainable and connected maritime solutions provider there is. Working at Damen offers the best of several worlds. Active in more than 100 countries, with over 30 shipyards, we are internationally renowned for quality. We offer you an ocean of possibilities.

Marine & Offshore
Active in 101 countries
12,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 40 years