Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

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.




Develop and support mechanical systems for current and future projects. Demonstrate a broad understanding of systems and system-interactions for both diesel and electric powered Kalmar terminal tractors. Design subsystems to meet global customer needs, legislation and internal requirements.




  • Define specifications for mechanical components and subsystems.
  • Help ensure that components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislative   requirements and internal demands for Terminal Tractor products (TT).
  • Perform activities according to specified requirements and time schedules.
  • Contribute toward cooperation between product development, sourcing, and operations.
  • According to customer demands, choose design solutions, materials, and components.
  • Define component verification and validation test requirements
  • Coordinate work with internal and external engineers
  • In consultation with the responsible Product Development Manager, purchase components for tests and evaluations.
  • In consultation with the responsible Product Development Manager, perform customer and supplier visits.
  • Initiate and order testing for verification and evaluation of a design.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.





  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering 




  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic structural, or powertrain systems related to mobile equipment
  • 5+ years in mobile equipment new product development



  • 3D CAD systems, CATIA V5 experience preferred
  • Strong aptitude toward mechanical design
  • Driving force and results oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in English both in speaking and writing
  • Will be required to work closely with other TT RDE personnel, Project Managers, Sourcing & Production groups worldwide

Other information

Willingness to travel domestically and internationally will be required



You will be part of:


Kalmar is part of a global organization with over 12,000 employees worldwide- We have a very talented and diverse workforce focused on equity & inclusion.
A team who is fully committed to strengthening our market leadership position by focusing on continuous improvement initiatives and innovation of our processes.

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 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.