Vanderlande North America

  • Maintenance Technician

    Job ID
    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 Maintenance Technician provides maintenance services to all equipment and systems specified covered from the main equipment disconnect to the end device. The Maintenance Technician position shall report to Lead Maintenance Technician. They carry out preventive 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.




    Essential Functions (Job Duties and Responsibilities):

    • Inspect diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems
    • Communicate with various parties on the work performed and present status of specialty systems
    • Interpret engineering drawings in reference to layout, location, and operation of the system(s)
    • Train & mentor Maintenance Technician Apprentice on all aspects of maintenance operations
    • Schedule preventative maintenance tasks to ensure job completion - Inspection, adjustment, cleaning, replacement
    • Reporting through CMMS
    • React to messages from the Control Room or manager
    • Attending to call outs, faults, alarms and warnings
    • Attend to stoppages and bag jams
    • Tote running


    Required Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum technical experience in an industrial environment
    • General mechanical and electrical troubleshooting/problem solving skills
    • Competency in electrical, mechanical work, and HVAC and building controls
    • Experience with welding fabrication
    • Valid IL Drivers License


    Other Requirements:

    Must be able to attain and sustain an Airport I.D. Badge


    Preferred Qualifications:

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


    Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (Competencies)

    • Excellent maintenance, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
    • 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 toward process improvement


    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

    Full time position; 24/7 operation; 3 shifts available; overtime and weekend work is common.



    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 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. 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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