Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ottawa, KS, US

Development 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.



Purpose of Position:


To perform engineering tasks related to New Product Development, for both Diesel and Electric powered Kalmar Terminal Tractors globally based on customer needs, legislation, and internal requirements. Also, to assist in other design tasks when needed..


Main tasks and responsibilities:



  • Responsible for the design of electrical vehicle subsystems and components including, but not limited to, high voltage power distribution, low voltage power distribution, and electrical harness design.
  • Ensure that components and systems meet specified technical product demands, product safety requirements, legislations requirements, and internal demands for Terminal Tractor products (TT) 
  • In consultation with responsible Manager or Principal System Engineer
  • Respond to service, production and supplier issues. 
  • Plan and perform activities according to specified requirements and time schedule.
  • Initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design.
  • Initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design.
  • Contribute toward co-operation between TT RDE and Supply including both sourcing and assembly 
  • Support prototype build troubleshooting and support root cause analysis in designs 


What you’ll need to succeed




  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering is required 




  • 2+ years in electrical design preferred
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems related to mobile equipment preferred 



  • Working knowledge of product development environments and processes
  • Strong understanding of assembly processes and good understanding of manufacturing processes 
  • Strong aptitude for learning new software tools to complete above responsibilities
  • Good understanding of electrical system analysis and testing
  • Fluent in English both spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of CAN, including J1939, preferred Flexibility


You will be part of:


Kalmar is part of a global organization with over 12,000 employees worldwide- We have a diverse workforce and are focused on equity & inclusion.
Kalmar’s Research & Development Team focused on bringing an EV Terminal Tractor to market.


Interested in joining the Kalmar Team?

Please submit your resume/CV to be considered!



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 11,500 people.