Local IT Infra Engineer

Country: Nederland   |   Place: Waalwijk   |   Full-time   |   Function: IT   |   Closing date: 31/01/2023
Country: Nederland   |   Place: Waalwijk
Full-time   |   Function: IT   |   Closing date: 31/01/2023

Stahl is a leader in process and specialty chemicals for a wide variety of materials. We offer an extensive range of technical and surface solutions for, among others, the automotive, apparel & accessories, architectural & interior design industries. Around the world, Stahl works to create a better future - for our partners, our people, and the environment. All because we are convinced that if it can be imagined, it can be created. Together.

Stahl is operating worldwide as one organization with a local presence and local operations across the globe. Customer intimacy and high performance of business operations (read “all non-IT functions”) are key values for Stahl. To meet these values, the local sites are highly dependent on the performance of IT systems in which the IT Infrastructure is a critical layer. In addition to performance, the triangle confidentiality-integrity-availability is very important. This triangle is captured in Information Security which is rapidly growing in professional maturity. 

What will you do as a Local IT Infra Engineer?

The Local IT Infra Engineer is the owner of all IT Infra products and services at the local site level and thus one of the most important roles in Stahl IT. The Local IT Infra Engineer works closely with Local Management and the Local Business-IT Support Coordinator (formerly known as SAP coordinator). Within Stahl, end-users are supported by key-users (1st level). The Local IT Infra Engineer is the 2nd level that supports the users of local site(s). This Local IT Engineer connects to the Global IT support team on the 3rd level. The IT Infra Engineer will report to the local Plant Manager and/or Local Finance Manager, in addition to a functional reporting line to the Global General IT Support Manager. 

Tasks & Responsibilities

Ownership local IT Infra services: 

  • Assure continuity, integrity & availability of local IT Infra. 
  • Register and maintain a clear overview of software, hardware, services and licenses. 
  • Manage the lifecycle management of all IT Infra assets (software, hardware, telecom services, on premise & cloud services). 
  • Manage and control local IT budget in alignment with Global IT. 
  • In close cooperation with Local Business IT Support: support to define, collect and document local requirements to request new solutions and/or changes requests. 

Local support: 

  • Support IT services to local management and users, respecting compliancy to local legislation and Stahl company standards. 
  • Support local OT (Operational Technology) owners to understand the impact to IT and Information Security and implement the proper controls. 
  • Incident- & problem management related to IT infrastructure.  
  • Desirable knowledge of principles of project management and familiar with frameworks such as ITIL, Cobit and NIST. 


  • Support Stahl Information Security by implementing and maintaining compliance to the information security policy framework where applicable to Local IT Infra domain. 
  • Assess risks and vulnerabilities in IT assets and services. 
  • Propose, develop and test disaster recovery procedures for locally used IT systems. 
  • Alert on initiatives that may impact Information Security and advise how to act.

Your skills & experience

  • MBO or higher education in IT related studies 
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar function. 
  • Good knowledge of Dutch and English language (verbal and in writing). 
  • Strong personality with a service mind, treating users as customers within the boundaries of set governance (each taking his/her own share). 
  • Mindset to “make it work”, highly structured, accurate and disciplined to follow company guidelines related to IT operations and projects. 
  • Service & support level knowledge of IT infrastructure, including hardware, operating systems, storage, virtualization, security devices and cloud services. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows platform for client and server management; 
  • Proactively contribute to continuous service improvement with ideas and suggestions. 

What do we offer?

  • A dynamic international work environment with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. 
  • The chance to work in a fast-growing medium-sized company with flat hierarchies and a great team. 
  • Directly employed by Stahl in a permanent employment. 
  • Excellent benefits i.g., great pension plan 
  • Holiday pay in May 
  • 13th month salary in December 
  • 27 vacation days per year on a full-time basis with the possibility to buy another 8 days 
  • Access to E-learning platform and a digital library 

With our global Stahl organization of around 2,000 employees at 11 manufacturing sites and 38 application labs in over 25+ countries, we create responsible chemistry that meets tomorrow’s needs – for our customers and society. Together, we initiate activities that promote transparency and provide high-performing, low-impact solutions to drive the transition to a fully sustainable supply chain and circular economy.

Are you the team member we are looking for? 

To apply for this position, please send your CV in English to recruiting.netherlands@stahl.com together with a cover letter. Please also contact this address with any questions about the role.

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