Would you like to contribute to the logistics performance of A-brands worldwide? Building systems that can handle a variety of products, from E-Commerce to packages and from flyers to carton boxes, together with enthusiastic team members that handle Hardware and Controls? Dealing with day to day challenges like capacity requirements, variety of products handled, and interacting with equipment suppliers while meeting deadlines and budget?
Then apply now as a Mechanical Project Engineer.
As a Mechanical Engineer, you will become part of our Engineering department in Veghel. This department manages all projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa and also supports our Customer Centers in other locations, eg. USA, China, and Australia. We currently have around 150 colleagues dedicated to the creation of solutions in Retail, E-commerce, and Warehouse operations.
Your responsibilities are to:
- Complete the 3D design from sketch to customer approval.
- Create the Bill of Material, and ensure that your Supply Chain colleagues can deliver on time and within customer specifications.
- Support the site installation teams with your knowledge (either remote or on site).
- Solve any issues that you encounter, either during engineering or installation/commissioning phase of the project.
Your qualifications and skills
To be successful in this role, you have at least a Bachelor in a technical area eg Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or Automotive Engineering. Furthermore, you have/are:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing in English.
- An entrepreneurial spirit, anticipating and mitigating project risks, and dealing with issues in a practical environment.
- A cooperative mindset, enthusiastic to work in multidisciplinary, international teams, and like to share your knowledge with your coworkers.
- Willing to travel around 10% internationally.
We offer you the opportunity to expand your knowledge while working on interesting, complex logistic solutions. You will get the chance to travel to sites across the world and actually see your own designed systems.
In the challenging and responsible position of Mechanical Project Engineer you'll have the chance to make a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande.
Our organization has been named for several years in a row as 'Top Employer' and 'Best Employer'.
We offer a full-time position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of room for personal development
As well as your fixed salary you'll receive the following secondary benefits:
- 27 days vacation & 13 ADV (working hours reduction) days
- Flexible working hours
- Training facilities
- Travel expenses
- Attractive pension scheme
- Insurance facilities for healthcare, WGA (Return to Work Scheme for the Partially Disabled) etc.
Vanderlande is the global leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. In this world of technology, we believe in people – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career.
This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programmes, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver, and this is one of the reasons why we received the highest rating of three stars in the Best Employer survey (The Netherlands).
If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit careers.vanderlande.com
After your onboarding, where you learned our Engineering way of working, your first project could be to design a warehouse for a customer with many challenges. Eg., fitting the system into an existing building is not always obvious. Also, the customer has a range of products consisting of food ingredients in bags, to bottles of shampoo, and, by the way, they also sell ball hang lamps. The design, that you create in close cooperation with a Layout Engineer, an Electrical Engineer, and a Controls Engineer, is signed off by the customer so Vanderlande can start with the manufacturing of the system.
Since you implemented a new type of sorting exit into the system, you want to assure that the products will flow smoothly; so set up a test module in our Innovation Center, get some products from the customer, and test if everything works as you expected. During on-site inspection and measuring of the building, you find out that the columns are not positioned as in the building drawing received and therefore the system will clash with some columns. Together with the Layout engineer and platform supplier you will work to a solution to avoid the clash.
Being a Vanderlande Project Engineer, you are passionate about creating such "impossible engineering" solutions.
If the role of Mechanical Engineer appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Robbert van der Vorst on +31 413 495 288.