Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ottawa, KS, US

Principal System 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:


Development and coordination of Systems design for Electrics and Power Electrics regarding products within Terminal Tractor (TT) Business Line and between Business Lines in Kalmar based on customer needs, legislation and internal requirements and according to business strategies.


Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • To define specifications for components and systems in co-operation with Chief Engineers and responsible Product Development Managers.
  • Set up development plans for components and systems.
  • Secure that components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislations requirements and internal demands for Terminal Tractor products (TT).
  •  Coordinate a way of working regarding components and used systems.
  • Contact responsibility for service, production and supplier issues.
  • Check and approve purchase drawings regarding design requirements and standards.
  • In consultation with the responsible Product Development Manager, plan and perform activities according to specified requirements and time schedule.
  • To ensure cooperation across all Kalmar Business Lines and Supply including both sourcing and operations.
  • Responsibility for regularly reporting to the responsible Product Development Manager regarding outcome and possible deviations.
  • According to customer demands, choose design solutions, material and components.
  • 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.


What you’ll need to succeed




  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering




  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems related to mobile equipment preferred
  • Experience of product development for low voltage and high voltage vehicle electrical systems is required.
  • 5+ years in new product development experience preferred




  • Good skills in 3D CAD systems, CATIA V5 experience preferred
  • Good skills in Electrical design CAD systems. Zuken E3 experience preferred.
  • Business and market mindset
  • Focus on customer needs.
  • Good communication skills are important.
  • Driving force and be result oriented.
  • Problem solver.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Fluent in English both in speaking and writing


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.
  • 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 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.