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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Tampere, FI Ljungby, SE

Robotics Engineer, Control

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


Kalmar Strategy, Sustainability & Technology Division is looking for а Robotics Engineer, Control who will develop control methodologies, algorithms and their implementation in the machine control system to enable robotic payload manipulation and autonomous mobile machinesolutions in the domain of container handling and related other industrial applications.


The model-based design, rapid prototyping and automatic code generation tools for control system development are at the core of the role. Your work will target user-assisting, semi-autonomous and autonomous product features for heavy-duty multiple-degree of freedom systems. We value all knowhow on machinery and functional safety of electronic control systems. As a Robotics Engineer, Control you will design and engineer control methods and algorithms for robotic mobile machines in collaboration with internal stakeholders and selected partners.


The position is located in Tampere or Helsinki, Finland or Ljungby, Sweden.


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design and engineering of control methods and algorithms for autonomous mobile manipulation  in mobile machinery. This is done as part of a multidisciplinary team and internal/external collaboration teams
  • Monitoring, analysing, testing and validating state-of-the-art control technologies and components in the market for specific applications
  • Collaboration in development environment and tools creation and selection
  • Participation and support in development projects.


What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Master of Science or Doctor of Science in Technology in a relevant field, such as automation, control,robotics, mechatronics, automotive engineering
  • Robotics application development experience on heavy duty equipment is considered as a plus
  • Experience in design and implementation of control systems including external sensory feedback,which are subject to variable-delay, uncertainty, and noise
  • Familiarity with model-based control design tools, such as Matlab/Simulink
  • Understanding vehicle motion control and trajectory generation is a plus (e.g. for the Ackermann steering geometry)
  • Experience in working on HiL simulator is a plus
  • Analytical and problem solving as well as collaborative mindset
  • Good verbal and written 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.


Interested to join?

For further information please contact Antti Kulpakko, Chief Engineer, Robotics, by email address:

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application today!


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