Job title: Service Technician
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Engineering
Salary type: Annual
Location: The Netherlands
Job published: 11/02/2021
Job ID: 32287

Job Description

Do you have an affinity with machines and automatic warehouse systems? And would you enjoy working at different locations within the Benelux and are you not afraid of heights?

Our client is a leading supplier and designer of solutions in the field of warehousing, material handling and automated storage systems. They provide various integrated solutions to manage the logistics process  for both Dutch and internationally leading companies. Their integrated solutions vary from robust racking systems to fully automated warehouses and distribution centers.

The company has a strong ambition to grow. This means that there are plenty of opportunities for development and your day is never the same.

Your Tasks:

After an initial internal training period of an average of 2 months, you and your colleague will go to customers within the Benelux. In the internal training you will learn the basics of your tasks as service technician; from working with scissor lifts to working at height and in low-oxygen environments. You also follow the NEN 3140 training, if necessary, and after obtaining your certificate you can start as a BWMT judge.

Safety is paramount. That is why you always go out together with a fellow service technician. As a service technician you will visit many different places and organizations and you will have to deal with robotic systems and automatic cranes. Since our client works in the Benelux, this means that on average you are away from home for 1 weekend and work abroad on average once a month. In addition, it may happen that you will work in an adapted shifted services depending on the client's wishes.

As the company representative you are constructive and clear in your communication towards the customer. In addition, it is also normal for you as a service technician that your working hours are not always within the 9 to 5 limit and thus exceed a 40-hour working week. The specializations within the role of service technician lie in the areas of maintenance, troubleshooting, up to a growth path towards control technology.

Basically, your activities within the different specializations are as follows;

Maintenance Perform

Preventive maintenance on the basis of a checklist.

Carry out repairs, modifications;

Advising clients on improvements;

Administrative handling of the service visit and drawing up service report.


Analysing and solving mechanical, electrical faults and faults in the control system;

Periodically participating in breakdown services;

Keeping track breakdowns/faults to create a breakdown/fault history.

Control technology

Remote support of colleagues in the field;

Keeping the required knowledge informed of changes in technology;

Testing new systems;

Supporting the software department on projects.


Your Profile:

  • A completed technical education;
  • Being able to find faults, both electrical and mechanical;
  • Practical knowledge of operating systems, Siemens S7 and Tia Portal is an advantage;
  • Willingness to travel (inter) nationally;
  • Strong communication and writing skills;
  • Being able to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Good English communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Driver's license B and preferably a valid VCA certificate or the willingness to obtain it.

Relocation program

 This program ensures that international engineers are fully supported in the move to and integration in the Netherlands.

You will be assisted with the following:

  • Helping you in the search for housing nearby your new job.
  • Setting up a Dutch bank account
  • Applying for the BSN number at the Dutch tax office
  • Applying for the Dutch health insurance (everybody who is working in our country needs to apply for private health insurance). Depending on the health package you choose for this will cost around € 70,- up to €100,- per month.
  • A basic course in the Dutch language