Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Tampere, FI

Trainee, Equipment R&D

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.

Do you want to make your next move count? With us, you can.


HT Equipment R&D Machine control team is looking for a trainee with an automation/computer science background. You will help the Machine control team with control system related R&D activities. The position is located in Tampere, Finland.


The trainee period lasts from May to August, but exact duration can be agreed with some degree of flexibility. Hybrid working after the induction period is possible.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • SW development for various crane applications
  • Testing of applications in simulation and at the factory
  • Create specifications for applications based on customer requirements.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • At least a 3rd year student in University of technology or University of applied sciences in the field of automation or computer science
  • SW developing experience, e.g. PLC, C++, C, C#
  • Fluent in English
  • A can-do attitude.

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.


Our trainee network goes beyond a typical internship experience, creating a holistic environment that nurtures both professional and personal growth.
The traineeship is active during the summer, providing opportunities to connect with fellow trainees through various activities and events.


Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application until 10.1.2024. We are reviewing the applications continuously and will fill the position when we find a suitable candidate.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ 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.