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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ljungby, SE

Powertrain Engineer

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.

Making your next move count

Kalmar’s Mobile Equipment division is looking for Powertrain Engineer who will have the responsibility for the development of Power Train regarding products within the Business Counterbalanced Container Handling (CCH) in Mobile Equipment division (ME) based on customer needs, legislation and internal requirements and according to business strategies.

This position is based in our site in Ljungby (Hybrid) and reports directly to the Mechanical Engineering Manager.


Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • To lead assigned work with partners, consultants and suppliers
  • Together with Principal Systems Engineer (PSE) define specification for components and systems in co-operation 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
  • 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 PSE initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design
  • Be part of testing of new Powertrain system and components.


What you’ll need to succeed:




  • Education level needs to be university degree corresponding to area of responsibility or similar knowledge through experience.




  • Sound technical knowledge regarding ME product types or similar rubber tire vehicles
  • Experience of product development activities is needed
  • Experiences from similar tasks are qualifying
  • Experiences regarding other Kalmar products are qualifying
  • Experience of practical work is qualifying
  • Knowledge of Catia V5 or similar program is qualifying.




  • Business and market mindset
  • 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.


Interested to join?

For further information please contact Dan Svensson, Mechanical Engineering Manager, Ljungby, by phone at +46372378102 or by email at


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application with salary request and CV today!


Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.