Service Engineer – Elevator (The Netherlands)

Position Summary

Responsible for the field service, maintenance, repairs, and inspection of elevator systems.

Job description

  • Performs technical/periodical inspections of elevator equipment and systems to ensure conformity with the required standards
  • Performs planned, preventive and corrective maintenance for elevator equipment
  • Performs repairs and adjustments (electrical and mechanical)
  • Troubleshooting elevator malfunctions, diagnosing, identifying and correcting problems
  • Performs major mechanical repairs, replacements, and adjustments to all elevator equipment
  • Carries out technical site surveys
  • Carries out modernization and retrofits
  • Prepares timely reports on general system or equipment issues, and replacement parts
  • Works effectively as a team member within the department and with customers to provide quality service
  • Ensures safety at all times
  • Works closely with our technical specialists
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work as required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of traction elevators, preferably multi-brand experience
  • Experience with escalator and rack & pinion elevators are an added advantage
  • Good understanding of current elevator codes, policies, and procedures
  • Excellent health and safety knowledge
  • Performs and completes tasks independently, efficiently and accurately
  • Proficient in and able to explain and demonstrate proper maintenance/inspection procedures
  • Troubleshoots and identifies complex elevator malfunctions
  • Knowledge of multi-brand inverter drives, and controllers
  • Provides leadership to instruct, train and review the work of junior technicians
  • Able to deal courteously with customers, co-workers, and contractors

Job requirements

Function requirements

  • Diploma or degree in engineering, preferably electrical, electronics or instrumentation
  • Relevant professional qualification (diploma or certificate in elevator engineering)
  • Minimum 5 years of practical experience in installation and service of traction / hydraulic elevators
  • Good understanding of business and technical English
  • Fluent in English and a second language, good written and verbal communication skills
  • This position requires travelling within and out of the country
  • Pass offshore medical fitness tests
  • Willingness to learn and develop


  • Independent, positive person with eagerness for detail
  • Thinking in solutions, not in problems
  • Team Player
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic
  • Takes initiative and is self-motivated
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Able to multitask
  • Flexible working schedule

Location: Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerp. Short international trips may be required!

Note: EU passport or existing NL residence/working permit without restrictions is needed.