Vanderlande North America

  • Controls Development 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.


    We are currently looking for a Controls Development Engineer to join our team in our Marietta, GA location.


    • Develop Controls Functional Specification / Description of Operation
    • Develop and Write Detailed Design documents (i.e. Controls Architecture)
    • Develop and Design Interface documents for integration with external vendors and products (security systems, vision systems, data acquisition systems, etc)
    • Design electrical mechanical hardware systems suitable for rapid integration to modular deployable product
    • Write, debug and test PLC and HMI code
    • Write and execute test plans (FAT, SAT, load, rate, system test, ...) as required
    • 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
    • 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, Software 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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