Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Application & Product Management

Tampere, FI

Trainee, Kalmar Services, Lifecycle Solutions

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.


We are looking for a Trainee, Kalmar Service who will be responsible for performing specific given tasks to support and assist permanent team members and be able to provide basic level substitute service during permanent team members’ holidays. Trainee is working with various team activities, such as responding to technical/commercial/logistics enquiries from different internal stakeholders.


Trainee collaborates in automation system R&D, product management and product support tasks and takes part in automation retrofit projects. The tasks can vary from functional hardware testing, product support documentation, electrical engineering or software troubleshooting depending on personal skills and interests.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Supporting permanent team members in various technical/commercial/logistics tasks
  • Acting as substitute for the permanent team members during their holidays
  • Participates in integration projects according to capabilities 
  • Provides product support to feasible capabilities.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • MSc/ BSc studies, preferably 3rd year or more in suitable field like automation or electrical engineering
  • Work experience in Industrial/Business-to-business environment
  • Hands-on experience from electrics, mechanics or machinery
  • Knowledge of automation hardware (sensors, fieldbuses etc.), inverter drives, embedded electronics
  • Basic knowledge in software development. PLC, automation and electrics knowledge is beneficial
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Google work environment (Gmail, G-Drive, Sheets, Docs, Slides, etc)
  • Knowledge of machine automation / mobile machinery
  • Basic understanding of International Trade and Logistics.

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?


For further information please contact Reima Reinvall, Offering Development Manager by email:


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application latest by 10.3.2024. Please note that we’ll start interviewing in early March.

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.