Vanderlande North America

  • Mechanical Project Engineer II

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  • Overview

    Vanderlande’s Engineering Department is responsible for the design, specification, and commissioning of Material Handling Systems, Warehouse Automation and Parcel Sortation systems for our customers throughout North America. In this position, you will be working with an engineering project team in the development of an automation or parcel sortation system.  You will be responsible for ensuring the design meets the customer requirements, is coordinated with other trades to minimize conflicts during installation, can be installed with efficiency, and maintain excellent communication with the site team.


    • Translate customer drawings and specifications into a fully functional mechanical system
    • Travel to site as needed to conduct site surveys 
    • Optimize the functionality from as-sold to a working mechanical design within the budget in consultation with other disciplines (Controls, Supply Chain, Installation, etc.)
    • 3D modeling of systems and associated 2D layout drawings in conjunction with the Layout Engineers
    • Engineering of non-standard mechanical interfaces
    • Apply safety regulations and ergonomics
    • Specify the mechanical equipment required, including both Vanderlande manufactured and third party purchased items
    • Create a motor manifest with respect to electrical and controls engineering requirements
    • Calculate system component loads and translate reactive forces to the building structure
    • Document all engineering decisions through design plans, complete and clear installation files, and engineering instructions directed to a site supervisor and installation subcontractor
    • Support the installation and commissioning both on site, and from the Marietta office
    • Project document control using a rights based database system
    • Perform spatial analysis of clearance envelopes, egress pathways and forktruck vehicular aisles


    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • Minimum 3 years of relative work experience
    • Proficient in AutoCAD 2D, with 3D proficiency is a plus
    • Must be willing and able to travel domestically with occasional international opportunities
    • Ability to think conceptually (overall system) and translate this into a detailed system design
    • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial organization where cooperating with others and being a team member is natural
    • Strong communicator, able to effectively understand and set expectations for deliverables
    • Able to handle time sensitive situations and quickly set the right priorities, while maintaining a firm grasp of the details


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