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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Service

Portsmouth, VA, US

Maintenance Technician

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

The Maintenance Technician position is responsible for providing maintenance and repair service to all brands of Container handling equipment at customer locations, with a focus on hydraulic, mechanical and electrical diagnosis and repair.

Main tasks and responsibilities

•    Providing timely diagnosis and repair of the Kalmar product lines located in the field at customer sites
•    Complete regular preventative maintenance as scheduled
•    Ability to use hand, air and electric hand tools; operate forklifts, small cranes and mechanical hoists as needed
•    Conduct product training for the customer and dealer technicians to ensure competency
•    Evaluate and assist with warranty claims
•    Work with Product Engineering to develop solutions to operational problems in the field
•    Assist personnel in the field with documentation, report of labor, work orders, and inspections 
•    Achieve a high level of customer satisfaction
•    Communicate with customers regarding the diagnosis and repair problems experienced in the field

What you’ll need to succeed

•    Technical Certification, preferably in mechanical/electrical or related field; highly preferred
•    High School Diploma or GED required
•    Preference will be given to Veterans and those with advanced technical training and/or Kalmar specific equipment experience

•    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in heavy industrial equipment mechanical & electrical trouble-shooting and equipment repairs including motors, controls, PLC electronic control, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, structural and engine systems.
•    Must be able to read blue prints and schematic drawings
•    Must feel comfortable and able to work safely at elevated heights, including several stories above the ground
•    Should possess a technical aptitude for heavy equipment ; some knowledge of engineering is a plus

•    Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
•    Candidates must have the ability to communicate with individuals and/or groups consisting of dealer representatives, customers (end-users) and other technicians or service personnel
•    Must demonstrate strong work ethic, dependability and initiative 
•    Candidates must have a Valid Driver’s License and be able to obtain a TWIC card.

You will be part of

•    We offer a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment with competitive compensation and fantastic best-in-class benefit packages including 401(k), medical, dental, vision, life, short/long-term disability insurance plans and paid vacation/holidays.
•    We value passion and commitment and reward your performance.
•    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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: Hampton Roads