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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Operations / Assembly

Ottawa, KS, US

Industrial Engineer

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

Kalmar Mobile Solutions is beginning a program to transform their supply chain process.  The aim of an Industrial Engineer is to increase production and operations efficiency, through people management, technology and business organization. To design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. 


Main tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Plans utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel to improve efficiency of operations: Studies functional statements, organization charts, and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication.
  • Communicate with user personnel to develop production and design standards.
  • Establishes work measurement programs and analyzes work samples to develop standards for labor utilization.
  • Analyzes work force utilization, facility layout, and operational data, such as production costs, process flow charts, and production schedules, to determine efficient utilization of workers and equipment.
  • Recommends methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities, such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating work stations and equipment, and purchase of equipment through lean processes and assists with implementation of changes.
  • Discuss and confirm decision with management and engineering staff to implement plans and recommendations.
  • Coordinate quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, and minimize cost.
  • Using drafting and modeling tools available, design layouts of equipment, materials, and/or workspaces to illustrate maximum efficiency.
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.
  • Implement methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and defective or damaged parts, and assess cost and responsibility.
  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.
  • Complete production reports, purchase orders, and material, tool, and equipment lists.
  • Learn product requirements and ensure that they are met.
  • Solve production problems that arise within an organization.
  • Monitor the general flow of operations.
  • Regulate and alter workflow schedules according to established manufacturing sequences and lead times to expedite production operations.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Minimum of BS degree in Industrial Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics or related technical degree. Will consider combination of education & equivalent experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant business/project experience
  • Good problem solvers.
  • Lean manufacturing skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Be organized.
  • Detail Oriented
  • Be flexible enough to travel to corporate business sites when need arises.
  • Willing to work overtime including weekend depending on the nature of project work.
  • Able to work with minimum or no supervision
  • Good time management skills to ensure timely completion of projects

You will be part of:

With us, you will have the opportunity to realize your potential and become an important member of our global team.
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 ten paid holidays.
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

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, 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 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.