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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Field / Customer Service

Portsmouth, VA, US

Apply by:  12-11-2018

PLC Application 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 every move count.

We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic team player to join our organization. This position will play an important part in, and contribute to the success of our US organization.
Based in our office in Portsmouth, VA office, this position is responsible for providing maintenance & repair service to all brands of Container handling equipment at customer locations with a focus on Electrical repair
and diagnosis. Candidate will also be responsible for assisting personnel in the field, with documentation, report of labor, work orders and inspections.
Main tasks and responsibilities
• Design, program, test, and start up of equipment
• Frequent travel to site locations for machine start ups. Up to 50% of the time
• Design and document PLC programs and logic per project requirements
• PLC programming
• HMI/SCADA programming
• Rockwell and Allen-Bradley programming
• Communicate and troubleshoot with end users
• Basic hydraulic and machine repair knowledge
• Assist in development of equipment operation manuals
• Assist sales with pre-sales specification review
• Work with product development on new product initiatives
• Work with production to identify and address areas to improve quality and eliminate waste.
• Maintain a project schedule keeping projects moving forward and on-time
• Work with other department personnel to facilitate good communication between departments
• The ability to work in a self-directed, fast paced environment
• Promote and contribute to a continuous improvement culture
• Other duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager


What you’ll need to succeed:


• Bachelor’s Degree Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering preferred, equivalent experience considered
• 5 years of PLC programming experience
• 5 years Rockwell or Allen Bradley programming experience
• Must be an avid user of computer software including AutoCAD Electrical, Microsoft Office, and ERP/MRP systems
• Must be organized and able to perform in a fast paced environment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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 realise your potential and become an important member of our global team.

Interested to join?


Kalmar offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans, paid vacation and 9 paid holidays.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application and CV by December 21st, 2018.

Further Information


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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 Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.

Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads

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