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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Engineering

Ottawa, KS, US

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.

Purpose of the position

To perform, track and/or, at times, oversee engineering tasks related to Customer Engineering (CE), for both Diesel and Electric powered Kalmar Terminal Tractors globally based on customer needs, legislation, and internal requirements.

Main tasks and responsibilities

●    Responsible for the design of mechanical vehicle subsystems 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 Manager or Chief Engineer
o    Respond to service, production and supplier issues. 
o    Plan and perform activities according to specified requirements and time schedule.
o    Perform customer and supplier visits. 
o    Initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design.
o    Coordinate components and systems design between TT products.
●    Contribute toward co-operation between TT RDE and Supply including both sourcing and assembly 
●    Responsibility for regularly reporting outcome and possible deviations. 
●    Be a technical resource for the overall product and application of Kalmar Terminal Tractors.
●    Candidate may be asked to lead CE project tasks assigned to internal engineers, external engineers and other personnel. Also, the candidate may be required to perform some of these tasks simultaneously..

What you’ll need to succeed

●    Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering required
●    2+ years in mechanical and/or electrical design
●    Theoretical and applied knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems related to
Mobile equipment
●    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
●    Good understanding of structural analysis and testing
●    Fluent in English both spoken and written

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 realize your potential and become an important member of our global team.

Interested to join?

Please submit your resume/CV today 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.