Vanderlande North America

  • Senior Maintenance Technician

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  • Overview

    The Senior Maintenance Technicians are the main responder to emergency situations. 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):

    • Exercise safe working practice at all times, and comply with Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures
    • Responsible for maintenance of machinery and electrical equipment, including troubleshooting, repairs and all preventative and corrective maintenance.
    • Prepare and execute service calls, Emergency Maintenance and Corrective Maintenance
    • 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, as needed
    • Complete CMMS Service Reports, Parts Usage and Warranty Records
    • Research and Request spare parts as required
    • Perform Inventory Counts
    • Other duties as assigned


    Required Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in mechanical or electrical maintenance
    • Education of and experience with electrical and mechanical drawings/prints
    • Must possess a valid drivers license


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Minimum 1 year CMMS experience
    • Experience troubleshooting PLC’s
    • Minimum 2 years of material handling experience
    • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems


    Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (Competencies)

    • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical (motors, electrical circuits, SICK ATR systems, and other baggage handling equipment) and controls (Alan Bradley, Device Net) systems
    • Ability to read diagrams, electrical drawings, operation manuals and manufacturers specifications
    • Knowledge of use of hand tools, precision measuring and testing instruments
    • 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
    • Working knowledge of computers and equipment
    • Ability to solve problems under pressure
    • Pro-active attitude towards process improvement


    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

    This is a full-time position. 3 shifts available as it is a 24/7 operation .



    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. 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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