Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ottawa, KS, US

Eng. Prototype Technician

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.

Compensation Data


Salary: $26 - $28 (hourly)

Purpose of the position


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

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Prototype Mechanical/Electrical Component Installations
  • Prototype Structural Framework including Chassis & Body
  • Prototype Fabrication of Component Brackets
  • Prototype of Electrical Wiring Harnesses  
  • Assist Manufacturing Engineering in Production Tooling Maintenance and Fabrication including Major Weldments to Drill Templates.  
  • Troubleshoot complex Mechanical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electrical systems
  • Liaison of new products and existing Product Improvements through Assembly Line.
  • Test newly developed products and product improvements.
  • Perform all job duties within company guidelines, policies, standards, and specifications.  Also ensure that each task is performed correctly the first time.  
  • Perform all other job related duties as assigned and delegated by the supervisor.

What you’ll need to succeed




  • High School  




  • 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
  • Ability to work from Engineering drawings, layouts, sketches, schematics, and written task lists or verbal instructions
  • Ability to perform all types of testing per Engineering test plan. 
  • Willingness to accept Responsibilities with minimum supervision to accomplish tasks assigned with the “do whatever it takes to get it done right” attitude.
  • Fluent in English both spoken and written

You will be part of


Kalmar currently employs more than 4,800 professionals worldwide. One of our most important values is: We do it together. We value team skills, as well as innovativeness, customer orientation, and a willingness to commit to continuous improvement. We work closely with our customers and partners - across language, cultural, and professional borders. We see diversity as a common strength and valuable resource for Kalmar’s future.

Interested to join?


Please submit your resume/CV to be considered!

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.