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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Engineering

Ottawa, Kansas, US

Apply by:  25-10-2019

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.

Making your next move count

We are looking for a Development Engineer, Mechanics to join our Kalmar Customer Engineering group.  This individual will be responsible to perform, track and/or, at times, oversee engineering tasks related to Customer Engineering (CE), Product Care (PC) and Application Engineering related to Kalmar Terminal Tractors, both Diesel and Electric powered, globally based on customer needs, legislation and internal requirements

Main tasks and responsibilities

Responsible for the design of mechanical vehicle sub-systems and components. Secure that components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislations requirements and internal demands for Terminal Tractor products (TT).

In consultation with responsible Chief Engineer, Respond to service, production and supplier issues; Plan and perform own activities according to specified requirements and time schedule; Purchase component for test and evaluations; Perform customer and supplier visits; Initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design; Coordinate components and systems design between TT products; Responsibility for regularly reporting to responsible Chief Engineer regarding outcome and possible deviations; Be a technical resource for the overall product and application of Kalmar Terminal Tractors; Candidate may be asked to lead PC and CE project tasks assigned to internal engineers, external engineers and other personnel.

What you'll need to succeed:

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering required

Minimum of 5+ years in mechanical design required

Work with a variety of mechanical system design  tasks, working through system requirement generation and system interaction definition.

Licensed PE or ability to obtain PE license preferred

Strong background in working in a project based product development environment and process

Strong understanding of assembly processes and good understanding of manufacturing processes

Strong skills in 3D CAD systems, CATIA V5 experience preferred

Theoretical and applied knowledge of structural, pneumatic and hydraulic systems related to mobile equipment

Theoretical and applied knowledge of scrum development methodologies

Good understanding of structural analysis and testing

Good communication skills. Fluent in English, both written and verbal

You will be part of:

We offer 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.

Interested to join?

For further information please contact Lori Pheigaru, HR Specialist, Recruitment at

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 Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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