Vanderlande Industries
Honolulu, HI
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Job Description
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 6,670 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.

Essential Functions (Job Duties and Responsibilities):
Troubleshoot and diagnostics on the existing Controls and IT Systems
Present and investigate on Root Cause Analysis and improve situation to avoid further incidents
Decrease response time when problems occur.
Solve unique or repetitive problems on the system
Support of the Maintenance team, and provide leadership and training to minimize potential problems
Works systematically; applies well known methods and techniques and tooling to achieve concrete and known results
Improvement of work processes calls for attention continuously
Innovate new solutions and prevent future problems.
Clearly report to customers and internal customers on status of system and operations and come up with usable insights; propose improvements.
Develop tools and methods to measure performance.
Provide ongoing operational support to colleagues as well as the client during incidents.
Provides support outside of normal business hours to 24/7 Airport Operations. Support will include but not limited to:
Availability on site
Create workarounds to incidents until the incident is resolved.
Input to develop post incident lessons learned.
Lead all root cause analysis and provide written analysis as well as presentations.
Develop and provide process documentation and operating instructions to team members.
Work closely with clients and subcontractors

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
Minimum of two (2) year experience in operating and maintaining baggage handling systems or similar material handling systems that contain conveyors, sorting systems, baggage screening, and baggage reclaim.
Knowledge and experience reading Motor Control Panel Prints as well as working
knowledge of 24-volt DC, 120-volt AC and 480-volt AC circuits
Experience with Fiber/Cat 5 communications, Siemens Micro Master VFDs, Profibus communications
At least two (2) years’ experience programming Siemens and Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers and formalized PLC training.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with computer-based drafting/design; Auto CAD
Preferred skills in understanding and designing PLC programs (Allen Bradley required, Modicon preferred), SCADA systems (Allen-Bradley (RSview required, Wonderware preferred) …) and networks (i.e. Ethernet, Control Net, Device Net,)

  • Result driven attitude from a realistic perspective
  • Ability to judge results and the consequences and take actions accordingly
  • Strong team mentality and acceptance of responsibility for project completion
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
  • Self-motivated with proven ability in problem solving skills under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work well with team members
  • Quality driven mentality
  • Interpret and knowing of procedures and regulations
  • Execute independently the job within the project team (not always routine)
  • Knowledgeable of electrical and controls engineering theories and principles
  • Electrical aptitude and knowledge of acceptable practices, techniques, and codes
  • Skilled in understanding and designing Engineering science: Logic and Programming
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position, working hour are flexible upon request and needs otherwise 8-5pm Monday through Friday.

This position requires to travel between Islands and for training purposes to Mainland.

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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear.

The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Although the Controls Engineers predominantly work in the office, they also spend time in the airport floor, where they sometimes handle packages or automatic equipment such as conveyor systems.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed the baggage handling system, mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The Technician will encounter mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment. Ear protection should be worn.

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.