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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Overland Park, KS, US

Apply by:  15-08-2019

Development Engineer, Powertrain

Kalmar Solutions, LLC, the leading global supplier of container & load handling equipment and services, is seeking a Development Engineer, Powertrain 

Purpose of the position

Based out of our global design center in Ottawa, KS, just south of the Overland Park / Kansas City Metro area, the Development Engineer, Powertrain is responsible for the engineering design, development and project delivery of Systems design for the Powertrain regarding Terminal Tractor (TT) within Mobile Equipment division (MED) based on customer needs, legislation and internal requirements and according to business strategies. In this role you will be part of a global team.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Deliver engineering projects and develop and carry out engineering procedures, techniques and sequences to achieve quality and productivity.
  • Conduct engineering analysis using scientific principles to produce and interpret blueprints, drawings and technical specifications.
  • Coordinate with and support the design and production team to ensure activities are aligned and achieve delivery targets.
  • Understand the quality requirements for projects, identify the risks, and implement the processes to achieve the objectives. Ensure that the quality of the deliverables aligns with the organization’s quality standards as well as regulatory quality requirements.
  • Provide coaching and training within own responsibility area.
  • Solves daily operational engineering issues, job is focusing on basic engineering.

We expect from you

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with focus on Powertrain is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3+ year of relevant business or product experience in electrical/electronic controls/mechatronic  and Powertrain systems, or the equivalent Internship or co-op experience in similar environment.
  • Ability to explain and give argumentation to internal stakeholders
  • Strong aptitude toward controls and mechatronic design
  • Solid understanding of assembly processes and good understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Strong skills in ECAD system and good skills in 3D MCAD systems, CATIA V5 experience is preferred;
  • Good knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems related to mobile equipment
  • Good understanding of linear controls (classical and state-space) theory
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to collaborate in a cross-cultural, global working environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English
  • Detail oriented, hardworking and self-motivated and ability to work under minimal supervision, with management guidance

We offer you

Kalmar offers a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment with competitive compensation and fantastic best-in-class benefits packages, including 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans with paid vacation and nine paid holidays.


We value passion and commitment, and reward your performance.


If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career, are motivated and have a strong work ethic, and are interested in working in a world-class, global environment with state-of-the-art projects and technology then we invite you to apply for our role. Preference will be given to military veterans and those with advanced technical training and experience.

Further information

For further information please contact Lori Pheigaru 1-785-229-1147.


Why Kalmar? 


Our People:




Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centers and to 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. www.kalmarglobal.com.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec 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.  Cargotec's sales totaled EUR 3.5 billion in 2016 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Olathe
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City