Vanderlande North America

  • Controls Project Engineer

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  • Overview

    Vanderlande is the global market leader in baggage handling systems for airports, and sorting systems for parcel and postal services. The company is also a leading supplier of warehouse automation solutions. Established in 1949, Vanderlande has over 4,300 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing order intake of more than 1.2 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added automated material handling solutions.


    Responsibilities & Tasks:

    • Write Controls Functional Specification / Description of Operation
    • Write Detailed Design documents (i.e. Controls Architecture) 
    • Write, debug and test PLC and HMI code
    • Write and execute test plans (FAT, SAT, load, rate, system test, ...)
    • Support of the Electrical Supervisor, and/or Electrical Controls Engineer to minimize potential problems
    • Develop leadership role in all aspects of managing the control systems execution, from software design, system design, network design and commissioning
    • Execute projects from concept through client turnover with a positive result contribution on technical performance, financial results and the organization
    • Involved in engineering, execution and commissioning of Material Handling Projects and more specific in Baggage Handling Systems
    • Work closely with clients and subcontractors
    • Communicate closely with other groups within VI and project team (i.e., mechanical engineering, project management, supply chain, sales/proposal department and installation)
    • Work on quotation bids with the systems and sales department on new projects and/or on project changes
    • Learn new skills and stay current on latest technology (technical professional)
    • Initiate improvement actions
    • Support of software standardization platform


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in implementation and managing of material handling systems
    • Experience designing PLC Programs
    • Must be willing and able to travel up to 40%


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with computer based drafting/design; Auto CAD
    • Preferred skills in understanding and designing PLC programs (Allen Bradley required, Siemens is also valuable), SCADA systems (RSView, Indusoft, Vijeo Citect) and networks (i.e. Ethernet, Control Net, Device Net, ...)  


    • Have a Drive to Win – Aim to be the best
    • Enjoy taking ownership – Take personal responsibility for the tasks that you do
    • Have a passion to continuously learn, develop and innovate
    • Strong team mentality and acceptance of responsibility for project completion
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
    • Self-motivated with proven ability in problem solving skills under stressful conditions
    • Enjoy working  and have the ability to work well with team members
    • Quality driven mentality
    • Knowledgeable of electrical and controls engineering theories and principles
    • Electrical aptitude and knowledge of acceptable practices, techniques, and codes
    • Skilled in understanding and designing Engineering science: Logic and Programming



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