Service Technician

Service Technician

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Auckland, New Zealand.
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Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses and in the parcel market.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 7,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of 1.8 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past seven decades as a highly reliable partner for future-proof logistic process automation.

Your position

As a Service Technician, your main role is to support the Shift Lead in overseeing the team and ensuring all tasks are carried out safely. You will be accountable for maintenance and operational tasks, executing daily duties as assigned by your manager in a safe and effective manner, with minimal disruption to the customer's operations. You will work within your assigned shift pattern on electrical, instrument, mechanical, and control systems, involving the installation, modification, maintenance, and repair of all site Vanderlande equipment.

You will be based on a key customers meat processing facility, a state of the art, highly automated warehouse, and distribution hub.

You will be part of a highly motivated service team who, day to day focus on:

  • Preventative and corrective maintenance.
  • Fault finding on automated systems.
  • Using data analytics to enhance system performance.
  • Developing your technical skills in Automation.
  • Providing technical support to our customer
  • The role is based on a site that is a non-slaughter, meat processing facility. You will be required to follow strict health and safety procedures to ensure that this environment is kept food grade sterile while servicing and maintaining live equipment.

You'll have frequent contact with overseas colleagues and suppliers to make ensure quality is delivered to the customer as well as support from 24-hour OEM hotlines and a 24-hour Vanderlande Industries service desk.

As this role operates on a shift-based schedule, you'll work a 12-hour rotating roster: 5 days or nights on, 5 days or nights off. This means you'll be covering shifts on days, nights, weekends, and public holidays as required by your roster.

You will also be working in an environment that is operating at 0°C.

Skills and experience:

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A trade qualification in Mechanical Engineering or an experienced maintenance engineer.
  • Relevant factory maintenance experience.
  • Arc and Tig welding experience.
  • Valid up to date full EWRB electrical practicing license or EST practicing licence, not essential but preferred.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong problem solving and root cause diagnosis skills.
  • Good time management and planning skills.
  • Have commitment to safety guidelines, regulation, and protocols, promoting and maintaining a safety culture.
  • Displays understanding of controls (including PLC/industrial PCs), electrical/mechanical systems, software, and networks.
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in logistics, postal sorting or baggage automated systems or food handling facilities.
  • Living in Auckland New Zealand with a PR, or New Zealand citizenship.
  • A keen interest to further your own ability and studies.
  • Honest, reliable, and proactive.
  • Be comfortable with working in a highly sanitised and low temperature environment.
  • Be Comfortable at working at heights wearing a full fall restraint system.

What We Offer You

In this challenging position, you get the chance to work on a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande. Our organisation 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 possibilities for your own personal development. Besides a competitive remuneration package, you will also work on a modern, state of the art facility with onsite parking.

In a world of technology, Vanderlande believes in people – its employees make the difference in everything the company does. To apply for this unique and exciting opportunity, submit a resume and cover letter.

ID checks will be performed to verify work entitlements in New Zealand

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