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Mechanical Maintenance Engineer


Rotterdam, ZH, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Maintenance
Business Unit:  Renewables Production

Are you our next driver of change?


This is for you who wants to have a real impact on creating a healthier planet for our children every day. At Neste, you will be working for the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. Let’s create transformation for a sustainable future together.


We are looking for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to join our Maintenance Team at the Neste Rotterdam Refinery.


The Maintenance mechanical engineer at our location in Rotterdam is, in short, responsible for ensuring adequate equipment performance for his/her area of discipline, in the short and long-term.


Reasons to join


Real impact right now. We work in an inspiring and evolving business environment, where everything we do serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. To drive a growing impact as a global leader in renewable and circular solutions we live by our values every day; we care, we have courage, we cooperate.


Safety and caring. We value safety always and everywhere. We want our work to feel good and do good. At Neste, we nurture a culture where everyone is welcome and feels safe, respected and encouraged to be their unique true selves.


Exciting growth. Transformation brings new possibilities and fosters our courage and curiosity. As a global growing company we support personal development with versatile learning and career opportunities. Collaboration is the key, and we believe in flexible, smart ways of working.



More about the job


The role of Mechanical Maintenance Engineer are. 


  • Maintaining, reviewing and updating (and/or development) of preventive maintenance plans, thereby ensuring legal compliance & compliance with Neste standards, and taking into account technical developments in the industry
  • Ensure all required maintenance by own personnel and third parties is executed in time, resulting in successful certification of the mechanical systems 
  • Create and scope repair plans for execution of repairs
  • Act as a liaison with inspection department in order to maintain the required integrity of equipment
  • Initiate and lead improvement initiatives, monitor necessary tests in case needed
  • Ensure documentation is up to date and local legislation is incorporated in the Neste Netherlands management system and maintenance system
  • Provide training to e.g. operators and maintenance where needed
  • Participation in (or leading) Root Cause Analysis investigations or other troubleshooting activities into reliability problems of mechanical equipment (together with other disciplines, such as colleagues from the maintenance and operations departments), including definition of concrete improvement actions
  • Serving as the “go-to person” for maintenance planners, in case of questions on e.g. complex maintenance challenges. 
  • Proposing (and developing) minor equipment changes (MOC) and providing input into projects for the area of discipline.
  • Contributing to keeping Neste (corporate) specifications up-to-date for the discipline area


Keys to success in this role


The best combination of experiences, skills and background is

  • Bachelor/Master level or equivalent in mechanical engineering or similar engineering degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in process industry (refinery, chemical plant)
  • Knowledge of NEN, API, PGS, PED standards is an advantage; willingness to develop adequate understanding is a ‘must’
  • Good communicating skills for communicating at various levels, from management level to operational level
  • Flexible attitude and ability to handle changes related to the innovative nature of our business
  • Interested in learning and developing new applications and skills, and the potential and interest to develop further in the next 3-5 years
  • Willingness to work together
  • A high safety, health, environmental and quality awareness
  • Ability to speak and write in English; ability in Dutch is considered an advantage (and considered essential to be successful in this role)


Let’s get you started


Wondering whether we are a match or not? Take a short test at


We look forward to receiving your CV and application before the 19th of May. Interviews are scheduled for end may / mid June. 


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Talent Acquisition Partner, Jaron Pouwelse via The recruitment process will include interviews and an aptitude assessment.


About Neste
 Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. With over 75 years of refining expertise, we are now the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. We have set aspirational targets for climate, biodiversity, human rights, as well as our supply chain and raw materials. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Together with our partners we are aiming at a carbon neutral and nature positive value chain by 2040. Our success is created by 5,400 professionals working in 16 countries. Read more: Get inspired by our story.

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