Technical Superintendent + Techn. Superintendent Trainee

Gearbulk is an international shipping group providing high quality transportation services for various industrial sectors. Founded in 1968 by Kristian Gerhard Jebsen in Bergen, Norway, the company is 51% owned by the Kristian Jebsen family, and 49% owned by Mitsui OSK Lines, based in Japan. In 2017 Gearbulk and Grieg Star established the joint venture G2 Ocean with headquarters in Bergen, Norway.

The group operates the world’s largest fleet of open hatch vessels, specifically designed and equipped to transport unitized cargoes such as forest products, steels and non-ferrous metals and project cargo. Gearbulk is also involved in the transportation of conventional bulk cargoes and in terminal operations.

We are expanding our Technical Team in Bergen and are looking for an experienced Technical Superintendent to join our operational office in Bergen, Norway

As an experienced Technical Superintendent with relevant, strong technical bacground, you will be fully responsible for the safe and efficient technical management of a fleet of ships, including all matters concerning the vessels daily operation. This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Monitoring and supporting all technical matters.
  • Follow up on the day-to-day technical and HSEQ work onboard assigned vessels.
  • Management of vessel budgets and cost.
  • Management of maintenance and dry dockings.
  • Close cooperation with the crewing, insurance, and procurement functions to ensure efficient operational management of the vessels.

If you can identify with the below you might be the candidate we are looking for:

  • Good at building relations and enjoy working with people from different cultures.
  • Understands the importance of cost control
  • Focus on a high HSEQ standard
  • A believer in teamwork, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing
  • Experienced and interested in international work and enjoys the opportunity to travel for work


We are also looking for a Technical Superintendent Trainee to join our operational office in Bergen.

As a company we believe in developing our employees and giving opportunities to individuals. Growing the organization from within has been a key to success for Gearbulk. The trainee role will be an entry-level role into the technical team where you will be trained into becoming an independent Technical Superintendent with the ability to manage a fleet of your own. The first period you will be following and supporting the Technical Superintendents with the relevant day-to-day activities related to operating a vessel. You will also be introduced to the shipping business in a structured way. Traveling onboard the vessels will be a part of the training, to experience the life onboard and understanding the culture onboard a vessel. The trainee period will also include attendance at shipyards abroad during yard stays for periodic surveys and repairs.

For the Trainee role we are looking for graduates with a Master degree from engineering, or other relevant education degree, with an interest in ship management, technical challenges and managing an international crew.


In Gearbulk you will be part of a strong technical team of Technical Superintendents and Fleet Managers. We also have an in-house project department focusing on technical development and the future solutions for our fleet. We have a high focus on individual growth opportunities and are providing training and a flexible working arrangement.

Our strong company culture is embedded around our values: Compassion, Integrity, Responsibility, Respect and Courage. If you can relate to these values, please send your application to us by 20th February.

All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

Contact persons

Anis Solberg, Head of Technical +47 41421858


Anna Spence, Senior Global HR Manager