R&D Electrical Engineer I

R&D Electrical Engineer I

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The Organization:

Vanderlande is a market-leading, global partner for future-proof logistic process automation in the warehousing, airports, and parcel sectors. Our extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software, and life-cycle services – results in the realization of fast, reliable, and efficient automation technology.

The products and processes developed by the R&D group include Shoe Sorters, Cross-Belt Sorters, Pop-up Transfer Sorters, Tilt-Tray Sorters, Bomb-bay Sorters, various types of Belt Conveyor, Individual Carrier Systems (ICS), AGVs/AMRs, Robotics, Custom Software, and more.

Vanderlande offers competitive salary, generous benefits, flexible working hours and ability to work from home (when possible), modern workspaces, amenities such as employee gym, and a genuine focus on people and culture. Vanderlande provides opportunities to display leadership and opportunities for promotion.

The Role:

The R&D Electrical Engineer is part of a multidisciplinary team who are responsible for developing and refining products and processes for use in the automated logistics industry. The R&D Electrical Engineer is largely focused on industrial electrical design but is also engaged in aspects of machine control and electromechanical design. This role requires travel up to 10%, both domestically and internationally.

Core Job Functions Include:

  • Creating electrical designs and architectures for standard products
  • Defining design parameters for the application of standard products by project teams
  • Being well versed in applicable standards such as UL and NEC
  • Developing and maintaining standard methods for performing engineering calculations
  • Setting process and design standards in place for use by project teams
  • Helping develop automation for repetitive CAD and design processes
  • Executing or coordinating physical testing of equipment


Success in this role will require adopting and embracing an agile mindset: acknowledging the need for learning, experimentation, and continuous improvement, embracing emerging challenges and viewing failure as a learning opportunity, a preoccupation with innovating and delivering steadily more customer value, getting work done in small self-organizing teams, and collaborating in an interactive network.

Required Areas of Experience/Knowledge:

Electrical Design for Machine Control

AutoCAD Electrical/Eplan (Single and Multi-Line Drawings)


Safety PLCs (e.g. Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Schneider)

Industrial Fieldbus (e.g. EthernetIP, Profinet)

Preferred Areas of Experience/Knowledge:


Familiarity with Parcel and Airports Logistics

Distributed I/O

Industrial Fieldbus (e.g. Profibus, ControlNet, DeviceNet, ASi, Modbus)

Arc Flash Analysis

Machine Safety (ISO13849)

Motor Control Theory

Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

Predictive Maintenance

Condition Based Monitoring

IIoT v4 (Industrial Internet of Things)

Knowledge of sensor feedback (photo electric, limit switches, proximity etc…)


Bachelor’s degree in engineering (or equivalent)

2 years relevant experience

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