Vanderlande North America

  • Lead Maintenance Technician

    Job ID
    2018-3425
    Category
    Airport Team
  • 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.

     

    The  Lead  Maintenance  Technician position will be responsible for maintenance activities on their assigned shift, and will report directly to  the O&M Manager. This  position  shall  be  responsible  for  the provision of maintenance services for all equipment and systems from the main  equipment disconnect to the end device. They carry out preventative and corrective maintenance at the mechanical and electrical 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.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions (Job Duties and Responsibilities):

    • Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains machinery and electrical equipment such as motors, electrical circuits, SICK ATR systems, baggage handling equipment and conveyor systems in accordance with diagrams, electrical drawings, operational manuals and manufacturer’s specifications using hand tools and precision measuring and testing instruments
    • Exercise safe working practice at all times, complying with Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures
    • Prepare and execute service calls, Emergency Maintenance and Corrective Maintenance
    • Perform Preventive Maintenance & follow-up on Corrective Maintenance work orders
    • Report service calls internally and to customer
    • Advise and execute optimization of (sub) systems, consulting the supervisor, control and propose improvements for the quality of the service process
    • Analyze system performance (and the operator influence)
    • Occasionally monitor system from Control Room
    • Develop service supporting tools and means
    • Un-jam conveyors, if necessary
    • Complete CMMS Service Reports, Parts Usage and Warranty Records
    • Research and Request spare parts as required
    • Perform Inventory Counts
    • Works fully independently on site on preventive maintenance work
    • Identifies problems in planning and tooling etc. Provides input for improvements
    • Helps service technicians to correct faults
    • Independently corrects the standard faults
    • Instructs and gives guidance to less experience technicians

    Qualifications

    Required Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in mechanical or electrical maintenance
    • Requires understanding of electrical and mechanical drawings/prints
    • Valid IL Drivers License

     

    Other Requirements:

    Must be able to attain and sustain an Airport ID Badge

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Minimum 2 years of material handling experience
    • Minimum 1 year CMMS experience
    • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems
    • Basic knowledge of controls (PLC, PC) systems

     

    Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (Competencies)

    • Strong leadership skills, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
    • Fully competent and versed in operations and maintenance
    • Flexibility with time, able to shift priorities quickly based on staff and system needs
    • Team player
    • 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
    • Ability to work independently

     

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

    Full time position; 24/7 operation; 3 shifts; overtime, weekend and holiday work. 

     

    Travel:

    This position requires up no travel.  

     

    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 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. They will be lifting parts and tools for extended periods of time and handling equipment such as conveyor systems. Technicians identify and fix mechanical problems with machinery, and they commonly work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.

     

    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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