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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ottawa, KS, US

Principle System Engineer, Cabin

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.

The Principal System Engineer (PSE), Cabin is responsible for leading the Cabin system design, verification, and validation to support our current and next generation of diesel and electrically driven Terminal Tractors (TT). This senior level design engineer will demonstrate a broad understanding of systems and system-interactions across the product, and the ability to dig deeply into the technical details and fundamental physics to design a world-class cabin alongside our powertrain, pneumatics and hydraulics, software, and structural engineering teams.
The PSE will be involved in all phases of the development lifecycle: technology strategic planning, system architectures, design of subsystems, and sustaining of product designs.


Key responsibilities:


  • Define specifications for cabin components and systems for diesel and electric vehicles
  • Set up development plan for cabin components and systems.
  • Ensure that components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislations requirements and internal demands for TT products.
  • Coordinate components and systems design between other Kalmar products.
  • Contact responsibility for service, production and supplier issues.
  • Plan and perform activities according to specified requirements and time schedule.
  • Ensure cooperation between R&D and sourcing and operations.
  • According to customer demands choose design solutions, materials, and components.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Position requirements


  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or qualifying knowledge through experience. 



  • 5+ years experience in product development of vehicle cabin design preferred.
  • Background in system-level component selection, integration, and performance. Experience as a contributor to cross-functional technical project teams. Previously demonstrated resourcefulness, strong technical knowledge, analytical capability, and communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of initiative and innovation.
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems related to mobile equipment preferred



  • Excellent skills in 3D CAD systems, CATIA V5 experience preferred
  • Fluent in English both in speaking and writing.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally will be required


You'll be a 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 realise your potential and become an important member of our global team.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunities, please submit your application.


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.