Vanderlande North America

  • Mechanical Technician - San Juan International Airport

    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 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.


    • Inspect diagnose and repair mechanical 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)
    • Schedule maintenance tasks to ensure job completion
    • Reporting through CMMS
    • React to messages from the Control Room or manager
    • Preventive  Maintenance - Inspection, adjustment, cleaning, replacement
    • Tote running
    • Attending to call outs, faults, alarms and warnings, Supervising staff, scheduling, training
    • Attending to stoppages and  bag jams



    Required  Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma
    • Minimum technical experience in an  industrial environment
    • Flexible work schedule for 24/7 operations
    • Valid 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):

    • 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; 24/7 operation; 3 shifts available; overtime and weekend work is common.



    This position requires 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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