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Field Service Engineer

Vacancy for Field Service Engineer at CERTUS Port Automation


Job description

CERTUS Port Automation is a leading technology company in innovative automation solutions for container and intermodal terminals worldwide. Headquartered out of Hendrik-Ido Ambacht, Rotterdam and partners companies in the USA, Dubai, UAE and Brazil.

Our systems empower marine and railway terminal operators to increase their performance while reducing operating costs. Deployed in over 50+ countries, terminal operators worldwide have successfully optimized their gate, crane and rail processes using our advanced OCR technology, kiosk systems and advanced software. 

We thrive on innovation, providing unique business solutions to container and intermodal terminals worldwide. Our work culture is where innovation is expected, hard work is valued, and creativity is rewarded. All this within a no-nonsense organization with diverse disciplines and a great team spirit. 


Our field

The operation within maritime and intermodal terminals is highly automated. The individual system solutions for terminal operations are accompanied by complex logic, which together result in optimization the use of CHE (container handling equipment), (IT) systems and resources.

CERTUS standard software platform PASS (Port Automation & Security System) is designed as middleware between the various subsystems and a (TOS) Terminal Operating System. The CERTUS PASS system runs on 50+ terminals at 30 ports in 25 countries around the world. For our customers we deliver 24/7 remote and local support on hardware and software.


Job profile

We are looking for a dynamic individual with at least 2 years or more demonstrable experience as a medium level field engineer and a medium professional education level. We are looking for someone who is ambitious and professional and can thrive in a challenging environment.

In the role of field engineer, you will take care of troubleshooting, repair, service and maintenance of our systems. You are a flexible, self-propelled and service-oriented person who is used to working independently or as part of our wider team, which includes our software engineering team for resolve issues in a timely manner.

In addition, we are looking for someone who wants to develop himself further and is enthusiastic about expanding and sharing his knowledge. We offer the opportunity for progressive career development throughout our wider support group supporting our global customer base on a 24/7 basis.

Drivers license B is compulsory, as well as living in Rotterdam area.

A nice aspect of the function is that your work environment is spread over multiple sites, this means a lot of variety in your work.

Since a lot of communication is in English, you are expected to have a good level of English in word and writing.



At least 2 years of demonstrable experience with field engineering works. This can be done through work within a fixed job and / or based on completed projects.

Minimum medium professional education level (MTS).

Good level of English language in word and writing.


Training and knowledge of the following issues is a plus:

  • NEN3140

  • VCA certificate

You will work with:

  • Windows based PC systems

  • CCTV systems

  • Access control systems

  • Barriers

  • Barcode scanners

  • RFID equipment

  • Sensors



Annual contract and after good performance a contract for an indefinite period.

Market-level salary and the employment conditions of the Collective Labor Agreement for Information, Communication and Office Technology (ICK)

You may send your application to Marko Herlaar at M.Herlaar@certusportautomation.com


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