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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ottawa, KS, US

Principal System Engineer, Electrics

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


The Principal System Engineer will be responsible for development and coordination of Systems design for Electrics and Power Electrics regarding products within Terminal Tractor (TT) Business Line and between Business Lines in Kalmar Mobile Solutions Business Unit (KAMOS) based on customer needs, legislation and internal requirements and according to business strategies.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • To define specification for components and systems in co-operation with Chief Engineers and responsible R&D Manager.
  • Set up development plan for components and systems.
  • Secure that components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislations requirements and internal demands for Terminal Tractor products (TT).
  • Coordinate components and systems design between KAMOS products.
  • Coordinate within group way of working regarding components and used systems.
  • Contact responsibility for service, production and supplier issues.
  • Check and approve purchase drawings regarding design requirements and standards.
  • In consultation with responsible R&D Manager, plan and perform activities according to specified requirements and time schedule.
  • To ensure co-operation between KAMOS R&D and Supply including both sourcing and operations.
  • Responsibility for regularly reporting to responsible R&D Manager regarding outcome and possible deviations.
  • According to customer demands choose design solutions, material and components.
  • In consultation with responsible R&D Manager purchase component for test and evaluations.
  • In consultation with responsible R&D Manager perform customer and supplier visits.
  • Initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design.


What you’ll need to succeed:


  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems related to mobile equipment preferred
  • Experience of product development for low voltage and high voltage vehicle electrical systems is required.
  • 5+ years in new product development experience preferred
  • Good skills in 3D CAD systems, CATIA V5 experience preferred
  • Good skills in Electrical design CAD systems. Zuken E3 experience preferred.
  • Business and market mindset
  • Focus on customer needs.


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.


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


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. www.kalmarglobal.com


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com