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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Service

Syracuse, NY, US

Lead Maintenance Technician

Making your next move count


Kalmar is looking for an experienced Site Lead to join our team for an exciting new opportunity located at the Syracuse Intermodal Rail Yard in Syracuse, NY.

The main responsibility of the site lead will be the hands-on management of a team of 10 mechanical technicians running a 24/7 operation onsite for the customer. Other responsibilities include acting as the team's senior technical lead, main point of contact interacting with the client's local representatives and liaise with Kalmar off-site support resources as well as managing planning and total maintenance cost for the operation (labor and parts).


We expect you to be a resourceful team leader with a focus on providing solutions to the unique challenges that come with the job. In addition, we expect you provide:

  • Strong team leader of the site crew and uphold the highest safety standards at all times
  • Responsible for planning and reporting in cooperation with offsite Kalmar resources
  • Ensure that all parties follow ordered concepts, time schedule and specification and monitor budgetary constraints
  • Support of technician development through hands-on guidance and setting growth plans with specific trainings and certifications, in accordance with site development plan
  • Customer relationship management for local site – ensuring availability of machines and high level of visibility and predictability for the clients operations staff on availability of machines

What you’ll need to succeed:


  • The ideal candidate will have a degree or certification in Engineering and have a minimum of 10 years work experience in maintenance of heavy equipment and/or overhead cranes.
  • You need to be able to work with a team of mixed capabilities, should be customer oriented, analytical, and be able to work independently as well as in a cross functional team and with offsite support resources.
  • You must be fluent in English and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You will have a valid driver’s license, ability to to obtain a passport and be eligible to work in the United States.

You will be part of:


With us, you will have the opportunity to realize your potential and become an important member of our global team. We offer a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment with competitive compensation and fantastic best-in-class benefits packages, including 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans with paid vacation and nine paid holidays.

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career, are 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.

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. www.kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com

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

Nearest Major Market: Syracuse