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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Engineering

Paramount, CA, US

Automation 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.

Purpose of the position

Kalmar Automation Solutions is looking for Automation Engineers to work in a Global TLS Support team serving customers around the globe and providing support for Kalmar automation projects globally.  The role is based in the Los Angeles, CA area.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:    
•    Provide support to global customers, including weekends, when needed
•    Proactively monitor customer operations to ensure maximum speed and uptime by responding to issues as they arise in real time.
•    Anticipate operational problems by studying operating targets, modes of operation, unit limitations, monitoring unit performance
•    Work with customers closely to define, prioritize, and document business and operational requirements for Kalmar Automation Solutions
•    Report system bugs and problems through reporting tools
•    Utilize experience and judgement to plan and accomplish performance goals
•    Support global customer projects
•    Install and commission new HW/SW to customer environments 

What you’ll need to succeed

We are looking for a talent who is detail oriented, hardworking and self-motivated.  The ideal candidate should be able to work under schedule pressure and be customer oriented with great communication skills.  Ideally, you have:

•    Degree in Automation technology, Information Systems, Computer Science or related disciplines
•    Direct experience in port technology
•    Experience in a business related to automation/software implementation and integration
•    Software testing, Test Automation and scripting/coding experience
•    Willingness to develop strong technical and trouble-shooting skills in several applications and technologies
•    Experience in Linux and Windows
•    Database skills: SQL, Cassandra, Kairos, Oracle
•    PLC programming skills (Siemens, Omron and ABB)
•    Networks: WLAN & LAN technology including components e.g. network switches and access points etc.
•    Knowledge of networking technologies and relational databases structures or web-based enterprise solutions and technologies
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, other languages, such as Spanish, are seen as an asset.
•    Valid driver’s license
•    Current TWIC Card (or ability to obtain TWIC immediately following hire)


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.

We value passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career, and 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.  Preference will be given to military veterans and those with advanced technical training and experience.

Interested to join?

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 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles