Vanderlande North America

Millwright Technician

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 Buffalo/Niagara International Airport.


We are currently seeking a Millwright/ Maintenance Technician to join our team. Maintenance Technicians are the main responder to emergency situations. They carry out preventive and corrective maintenance at the mechanical level of the material handling system. This will be done during the dwell periods in between the flights and in the other non-operational hours.


  • Maintain superior customer service and safe working practice 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.
  • Inspect diagnose and repair mechanical systems.
  • Welding, cutting and fabrication as needed.
  • Communicate with various parties on the work performed and present status of specialty systems.
  • Analyze root causes of mechanical failures and propose remedy and resolution as well as continuous monitoring for ways to improve and optimize the system.
  • Interpret engineering drawings in reference to layout, location, and operation of the system(s).
  • Reporting through Maximo and daily logs.
  • React to messages from the Control Room or manager executing service calls CM, PM and EM.
  • Preventive Maintenance – Inspection, adjustment, cleaning, replacement and prepare follow-up CM work orders if needed.
  •  Attending to call outs, faults, alarms, warnings, stoppages and bag jams as needed.
  • Completion of daily housekeeping duties individually and as a team.
  • Other duties as given by management team.


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum technical experience in an industrial environment
  • Flexible work schedule for 24/7 operations
  • Valid NY State Drivers License
  • Must be able to attain and sustain an Airport I.D. Badge

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of material handling experience
  • Working knowledge of mechanical systems

 Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (Competencies):

  • Flexibility with time, able to shift priorities quickly based on staff and system needs
  • Team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer and service oriented
  • Proactive and strong work ethic and initiative; who would like to grow and develop within the organization.
  • Working knowledge of computers and equipment
  • Ability to solve problems under pressure
  • Pro-active attitude towards process improvement

 Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Full time position-35.5 hours per week; 24/7 operation; 2 rotating shifts (3:00am-1:30pm day/1:15pm-11:45pm night); overtime, weekend and holiday work is common.



Possible travel to other local site.


Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment/physical requirements described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job:


Technicians work in the secured baggage handling areas, in repair stations, or on airfields. They often must meet strict deadlines to maintain flight schedules.


Workers frequently bend, stoop, and reach from ladders and scaffolds.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds with help from others. They will be lifting parts and tools for extended periods of time and handling equipment such as conveyor systems.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is working with and  exposed to the baggage handling system, mechanical parts and vibration. The environment can also be loud because of aircraft engines and equipment.


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




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