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Senior Controls Support Engineer

Job Veghel, NL
Posted 19 Apr 2021

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English (Fluent)

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4 to 7 years

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Senior Controls Support Engineer



Are you a technical service expert?

Industrial Automation requires a new generation of Controls Engineers, this role is rapidly changing to a more demanding role to address the ever-changing operational technology (OT) in the production environment together with our customers. Within Vanderlande we follow this new trend and therefore we are looking for you to strengthen our team!

Your department

Global Services is responsible for the Life-Cycle Services development, implementation and execution of our systems worldwide. With a growing share of around 20% of total sales, the service business has developed into a key part of the core business of Vanderlande.

Our Global Service Desk is a service organization that operates internationally, with the task of supporting customers and local service staff by analyzing problems and advising on controls-related matters.

Your position

As Senior Controls Support Engineer you will be working in a team of specialists, their main task is to analyze and solve controls related problems in the material handling systems of our customers.

In this role you will be supporting the Vanderlande FSC (Flow Systems Controller) system. This configurable equipment controller is used to build automatic sortation systems within the Airports, Warehousing and Parcel segments. Since problems can occur anywhere in the system, analyzing problems often requires data analysis, logical reasoning and troubleshooting the system components.

System components include the industrial computer with configurable FSC software application (XML/C++/C#/QNX), programmable controllers (Siemens S7), industrial networks (Profinet/Profibus/AS-I/Industrial Ethernet) and numerous industrial low-level equipment.

You will provide expert level support to our local Vanderlande service organizations that are spread worldwide. Therefore, you are an important link between the various service organizations, R&D and the Engineering Departments but also communicate directly with our customers.

In a typical issue at our customer, you will carry out a quick fix (workaround) to reduce the impact on customer’s business operations. This is followed by finding a root cause (problem management) and preparing a change in the FSC (change management). You will include the customer in this process to align, prepare, implement and test the change.

Our main focus lies on remote support to our customers. It is possible that work needs to be performed onsite in or outside Europe. These tasks include but are not limited to conducting health checks, performing software upgrades, implementing hardware / software solutions.

Your profile

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant technical area e.g. Electronics/Mechatronics/Controls Engineering
  • You have relevant troubleshooting experience in the Controls/Automation area
  • You have working experience in fieldbus networks such as: PROFINET, PROFIBUS, AS-i and Industrial Ethernet
  • You have a strong service mindset and are able to thoroughly debug and analyze problems
  • You are proactive and have a focus on quality and continuous improvement to achieve the best result
  • You are willing to travel for short stays when onsite support is needed
  • You will participate on a regular base in standby shifts

Our company 

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  


If the challenging profile of Senior Controls Support Engineer appeals to you, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading you CV and cover letter. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Mirre Sengers, Senior Recruiter (+31 413 493 279)

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Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 4.2 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 14 of the world’s top 20.

6,000 employees