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Business:  Cargotec
Job Function:  R&D

Tampere, FI

Robotic Control Engineer

Cargotec is at the forefront of the transformation in the cargo handling industry. Our cargo handling solutions and services make global trade smarter, better and more sustainable. As leaders in ports, on roads and at sea, our business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor have a unique position to optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value.


Purpose of the position
This position offers a great opportunity for a student or a recent graduate to advance the automation of heavy-duty mobile machines.  This is an early stage position for an enthusiastic engineer to learn about the contribution of data-driven methods in the automation and control of highly automated systems, including autonomous and semi-autonomous machine automation. In this position, someone with expertise in robotics, industrial automation, and model-based design of control systems can extend his/her skills towards addressing cross-disciplinary long-term challenges. 


You will put hands on effort to model based design (e.g. Matlab Simulink), rapid prototyping & automatic code generation,  verification, and ensuring that the model mirrors its functionality in different computing platforms based on standards and common practices. The target platform can be an RTOS, Simulink Real-time target, or PLCs in e.g. the TIA Portal environment. Our work mainly targets proof of concept developments for heavy-duty real-world robotics, which we can support application of AI-based methods for automated systems. The position offers also a great opportunity for a PhD/MSc student to complete his/her studies and grow professionally in a globally trending domain of work. 


  • Walking through hardware implementation of state-of-the-art control and robotic solutions in collaboration with SBUs’ development teams.
  • Performing tests and measurements of automated machines and documentation of results.
  • Providing support for R&D projects with algorithmic solutions for embedded hardware choices.
  • Active participation in defining systematic test methods for automated and teleoperated machines
  • Active participation in development of systematic solutions toward certifiable software implementations aligned with safety experts.
  • A key team player collaborating within a multidisciplinary team in coordination with long-term R&D projects of different product lines.

What you will need to succeed:


  • Accomplishments in at least three of the relevant courses such as robotics, automation, mechatronics, machine learning, linear algebra, digital control, nonlinear control, signal processing.
  • Programming for Siemens TIA or S7 PLCs or similar industrial setups with relevant protocols.
  • Matlab/Simulink and C/C++ programming and real-time operating systems
  • Hands on experience with sensors and actuators, and synchronized data recording is considered to be a plus.
  • Familiarity with industrial IoT is considered to be a plus.
  • Familiarity with visualization tools and CAD/CAE tools are considered to be a plus.
  • Strong Interest in research and study in new topics in the field of robotic and AI applications
  • Analytical and problem solving mindset
  • Highly proficient in verbal and written English.

Working together with:

Strategic business units and their automation and software development teams, virtual reality lab.

Interestied to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application by August 1.

Please contact Dr. Mohammad Aref, m.aref@cargotec.com, for further information about the position.



Cargotec and its businesses

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec has signed United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C. The company’s sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com