Vanderlande North America

Baggage System Associate

Job ID
Airport Team


Vanderlande Industries is a leading supplier of baggage handling systems and services both passenger boarding bridges and baggage handling systems worldwide. Vanderlande is responsible for the Service & Maintenance of the Baggage Handling System at the Sacramento International Airport.


We are seeking Baggage System Associates (Unjammer) for the purpose of clearing baggage jams and fault’s as well as monitoring BHS and airline baggage operations.


Essential Functions (Job Duties and Responsibilities):

  • Clear bag jams and respond to trouble calls in the Baggage Handling System
  • Maintaining cleanliness of system, providing cleaning including but not limited to sweeping, housekeeping, collecting trash, cleaning dust and debris and general housekeeping of area around system
  • Responsible for operations of Manual Encode Station
  • Demonstrate good mechanical aptitude and comprehensive skills
  • Monitor the BHS system from Control room as needed
  • Follow instructions from control room operators, technicians and supervisors on maintenance needs
  • Exercise safe working practices at all times, demonstrating and complying with all Company safety policies, including but not limited to personal protection equipment, following Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) procedures



  • Minimum 1 year working experience in an industrial environment
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to attain and sustain an Airport I.D. Badge

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year working experience in an material handling (baggage handling, material, warehouse, distribution center, etc) environment
  • Technically inclined, with potential to learn and grow into maintaining material handling systems
  • Basic Computer skills (Word, Excel)

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (Competencies):

  • General technical knowledge of conveyor systems
  • Flexibility with time, able to shift priorities quickly based on staff and system needs
  • Strong communication skills – Verbal and Written
  • Strong work ethic and initiative; who would like to grow and develop within the organization.
  • Customer and service oriented

*This position operates in the secured area of the airport and requires a security badge. Applicants are required to pass a background check, as provided by applicable state and federal law.


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