Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ljungby, SE

Development Engineer Mechanics

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Do you want to make your next move count? With us, you can.


We are seeking a talented and motivated Development Engineer specializing in mechanics to join our engineering team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in mechanics systems, with a passion for innovation and problem-solving. This role involves the design, development, and testing of mechanics components and systems to meet the evolving needs of our clients.


The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out work within development of Mechanical systems and components within the CB division. Development work is based on customer needs, legislation and internal requirements and according to business strategies.


Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • To lead assigned work with partners, consultants and suppliers
  • Develop systems and if needed components together with suppliers
  • Together with Principal Systems Engineer (PSE) define specification for components and systems in cooperation with Chief Engineers and responsible R&D Manager
  • Secure that components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislations requirements and internal demands for products
  • In consultation with PSE coordinate components and systems design between products
  • In consultation with PSE respond on service, production and supplier issues
  • In consultation with responsible R&D Manager and PSE plan and perform own activities according to specified requirements and time schedule
  • To contribute for co-operation between R&D and Sourcing and Operation
  • Responsibility for regularly reporting to responsible R&D Manager and PSE regarding outcome and possible deviations
  • According to customer demands, choose design, material and components
  • In consultation with responsible line Manager and PSE purchase component for test and evaluations
  • In consultation with responsible R&D Manager and PSE perform customer and supplier visits
  • In consultation with PSE initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design.


What you will need to succeed:



  • within relevant field or similar knowledge through experience.



  • Solid technical knowledge regarding non-road mobile machinery or similar rubber tire vehicles
  • Experience of product development activities within mechanical engineering is needed
  • Experience from similar tasks are qualifying
  • Experience regarding other Kalmar products are qualifying.



  • Business and market mindset
  • Focus on customer needs
  • Good communication skills are important
  • Good knowledge in engineering tools for design, used by Kalmar
  • Analytical and structural ability
  • Driving force and be result oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Positive attitude
  • Fluent in Swedish and English both in speaking and writing. 


You will be part of:


We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. We succeed because we do it together. 


With us, you will have the opportunity to realise your potential and become an important member of our global team.


More benefits:

  • We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package geared to boost health and wellbeing
  • All our employees are offered comprehensive Learning & Development opportunities, annual development plan and career progression opportunities
  • In most of our positions, you have flexible working hours and hybrid work (combination of remote work and on-site work)
  • At Kalmar, you will join a truly international working environment and support making global trade faster, smarter and more sustainable - smarter cargo flow for a better everyday. 


Interested to join?


For further information please contact Simon Bengtsson, Group Manager Engineering at


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application today!


Please note that the recruitment process for this position is coordinated by our HR team part of Kalmar HR Services based in Bulgaria.


Please note that the interview process may begin before the closing date of the job posting.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2023 totalled approximately EUR 4.6 billion and it employs around 11,400 people.