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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ottawa, KS, US

Test & Validation 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

To oversee, track and/or perform engineering test and validation tasks related to New Product Development (NPD), Advanced Engineering (AE), Product Care (PC) and Customer Engineering (CE) projects related to Kalmar Terminal Tractors globally based on customer needs, legislation, internal requirements, and according to business strategies.

Main tasks and responsibilities

●    In consultation with the responsible R&D Manager and PSE(s), create test plans to ensure verification and evaluation of a design before product launch.  
●    Participate in project gate review meetings to ensure product quality standards are met prior to gate passage.  Help define and uphold quality standards for Terminal Tractors in coordination with management and product safety and standards engineer. 
●    Work with product support and warranty teams to mitigate future warranty events from future product launches.
●    Perform required testing of truck systems and components per test plan
●    Coordinate and witness testing as required.  
●    Assist and train prototype technicians on test set-up, equipment initialization test procedure, and data acquisition.  
●    Create written test reports
●    Design test fixtures as required
●    Liaison with TT Engineers and component suppliers to coordinate installation audits and ensure supplier installation guidelines are followed for maximum warranty coverage.  
●    Follow project schedules and complete tasks to meet business goals
●    Recommend / identify test equipment to be procured for Test Projects
●    Maintain test equipment logs and recalibration requirements
●    Ensure that components and systems meet specified technical customer demands, product safety, legislations requirements and internal durability demands for Terminal Tractor products (TT). 
●    In consultation with the responsible R&D Manager, plan and perform your own activities according to specified requirements and time schedule. 
●    To contribute for co-operation between TT R&D and Supply including both sourcing and MAU. 
●    Be a technical resource for the overall product and application of Kalmar Terminal Tractors.
●    In consultation with responsible R&D Manager respond on service, production and supplier issues.  
●    Perform all other job duties as assigned and delegated by supervisor

●    Willingness to travel domestically and internationally will be required.

What you’ll need to succeed

●    Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering required
●    5+ years in mechanical design or test
●    Experience with all truck systems – Structural, Electrical, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Powertrain
●    Licensed PE or ability to obtain PE license preferred
●    Strong aptitude toward mechanical and system design
●    Strong background in working in a project based product development environment and process
●    Theoretical and applied knowledge of structural, pneumatic,electrical, hydraulic, and powertrain systems related to mobile equipment
●    Good understanding of structural analysis and system testing (LMS experience preferred)
●    Strong skills in 3D CAD systems, CATIA V5  experience preferred
●    Understanding of assembly processes and  manufacturing processes
●    Good organization skills
●    Good communication skills
●    Good problem solving skills 
●    Fluent in English both spoken and written

You will be 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 realize your potential and become an important member of our global team.

Interested to join?

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 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.