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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Engineering

Tampere, FI

Product Safety 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

We are looking for a Product Safety Engineer to join our Product Safety team in the Horizontal Division. The team works in close cooperation with automation and equipment sales, product management, r&d, engineering, customer projects and product support, and provides them product safety expert services. As a safety engineer you will plan and coordinate actions which aim to ensure that project’s delivery is in conformance with agreed safety requirements. 


You will report to the Product Safety Manager and will be part of a team of four. The location of the position is Tampere. Hybrid model working (remote and office working) after the induction period is possible.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Follow safety process in the defined delivery and R&D projects related to container handling machinery and their automation
  • Coordinate, perform and document requirements identification, risk assessment and risk reduction in international projects and in cooperation with project team, 3rd parties and customers 
  • Support project team in identification and application of valid risk reduction measures
  • Coordinate and document work related to identification, specification, verification and validation of safety functions 
  • Continuous development of safety process, procedures and documentation in cooperation with product lines and safety team
  • Follow up relevant safety standardization and regulations and share information about the upcoming changes
  • Coordinate safety related work with subcontractors
  • Other separately defined project and safety expert service duties.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Degree in engineering (B.Sc. or M.Sc.). Preferred education of the candidate is Automation, Electrical and/or Mechanical engineering. 
  • Experience in the machinery and automation industries, specifically in safety of machinery and/or functional safety. 
  • Knowledge and experience of applying machinery safety legislation and standards in the Europe. Experience of US and Australian regulations and standards is an advantage.
  • Ability to work in global multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience in machinery risk assessment and its facilitation.
  • Fluency in English. 

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.


We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package geared to boost health and wellbeing
All our employees are offered comprehensive Learning & Development opportunities, annual development plan and career progression opportunities
In most of our positions, you have flexible working hours and hybrid work (combination of remote work and on-site work)
At Cargotec, you will join a truly international working environment and support making global trade faster, smarter, and more sustainable - smarter cargo flow for a better everyday.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application and CV by 21.04.2023. Please kindly note that the position will be fulfilled immediately when a suitable candidate is found.

For further information please contact Sakari Koivumaa, Manager, Product Safety, by phone at 0407325372 between 9-15 EET.


Please note that the interview process may begin before the closing date of the job posting.


Please also note that the recruitment process for this position is coordinated by our HR team part of Cargotec Business Services based in Bulgaria.

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 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.