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Painter M/F

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Job Introduction

Serco is a partner of choice to the European Government Institutions, the European Space Agencies and the Belgium military, For the past 30 years, we have been providing a wide range of services including Information Technology, Facility Management, Engineering and Operations.

What connects the ever-growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service –To keep ahead we have to evolve continually and enhance the way we deliver our services -  Everyone in Serco has a role to play in this.

We currently have multiple positions available at the Belgium Naval site in Zeebrugge.

Serco Maritime Service, formally Clemaco – with 150 employees has been a partner of the Belgian Navy since 1964. Activities mainly take place at the naval base in Zeebrugge, where the teams take care of the maintenance of the ships of the Belgian army fleet, including minehunters. The company also works for the Dutch Navy and the Belgian police and customs. 90% of our annual turnover is generated by our assignment for the navy.

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You will work within the ' Naval Maintenance ' department of Serco Maritime Service, we provide a total maintenance service for various types of naval vessels for the Belgian and Dutch Navy (Frigates, Mine Hunters and Patrol vessels).

You will have the opportunity to take care of a variety of maintenance and repair activities.

If you like to work in a multi-cultural and dynamic environment, this opportunity can answer to your expectation.

We look forward to meeting you!  Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

At Serco, we do not only offer a career but also the opportunity to join a community where everyone’s wellbeing matters, by living out the Serco values in all we do!

We only accept applications from EU nationals.

Role Responsibility

You will be working in the 'Naval Maintenance' department of Clemaco Contracting nv, part of Serco nv. They provide a total maintenance service for various types of naval vessels for the Belgian and Dutch Navy.
You will have the opportunity to take care of a variety of maintenance activities.
You will be working in the department of surface treatment / painters at the naval base in Zeebrugge that performs the following tasks on the minehunters:

  • Sanding outer decks, hull and mast.
  • Painting with 2 component polyester paint outside decks, hull and mast.
  • Sandblasting and painting of small parts.
  • Application of anti-slip layer on outer decks.
  • Painting of underwater part of the ship.
  • Pre-treatment and painting of inside ships.
  • After training, spraying of parts in spray cabin.

Successful Candidate

  • During your entry period, you learn step by step how to carry out the various maintenance activities.
  • You follow the necessary safety training courses and obtain the required qualification to do your job in all safety.
  • In the future, you will be trained for the maintenance activities on the new drone minehunters of the Belgian and Dutch Navy.
  • You have a basic diploma as a painter-decorator or equivalent through experience in painting ships and/or painting with 2-component polyester paint.
  • You are a 'Team player', flexible, eager to learn, motivated and not afraid of a new challenge.
  • School leavers as well as 55+ people are welcome in our company.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

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Package Description

We offer :

  • A competitive salary with growth opportunities.
  • Meal voucher per day worked.
  • Annual participation in Navy social events.
  • Train ticket 100% reimbursed.
  • Bicycle allowance - carpool scheme.
  • Leave arrangement according to your own planning, with 20 leave days, 12 ADV days, extra paid holiday 11 July, seniority day after 5 years of service, 50+ day for employees older than 50 years. All this in a 38-hour week.
  • Possibility of further training via the Flemish Training Leave.
  • Company restaurant for lunch at a very democratic price.
  • Sports facilities during the lunch break. (swimming, fitness, ...)

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities.  Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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