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New Berlin, WI, US

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Employment type:  Undefined term
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Job Code USA/CA:  Engineering

Senior Structural Engineer-New Berlin, WI

Country: Vereinigte Staaten (US) 
Location: New Berlin
, Wisconsin (US-WI) 
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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


Senior Structural Engineer Job Description





  • Perform analytical calculations to compute the stresses developed in structural and mechanical components of crane. Knowledge of different static and fatigue failure theories is required to compute the design life according to industry standards.
  • Evaluate the static strength and fatigue life of fasteners (welds, bolts and keys), shafts, bearings, gears. Experience in steel design standards like AWS D1.1/D14.1 and AISC is a must.
  • Use of MathCad, ANSYS, KC Developed Programs and other in-house built analytical tools to perform and present mechanical and structural calculations of crane components conforming to the specifications of NOG/AISC/ASME/AGMA/CMAA/ NUREG/EN/KTR. Develop programs in MathCAD, Excel and APDL to standardize and automate these calculations. The ability to perform calculation is vital in order to validate a calculation using a secondary/independent method of analysis.
  • Build detailed 3-D ANSYS models of overhead, gantry and jib cranes to exactly simulate the behavior of trolley, bridge and the complex motion of rope during a seismic event. 
  • Perform global and local buckling analysis of crane and crane components using eigen-value analysis, nonlinear analysis and analytical calculations that meets CMAA, FEM, EN and NOG-1 requirements.
  • Perform optimization of bridge girders and other crane components subjected to various geometry and functional constraints like buckling, yielding and fatigue.



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s in Structural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering. 
  • A minimum of five years of related experience performing structural calculations for material handling equipment.
  • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s in Structural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
  • SE or PE License in Structural or Mechanical Engineering.
  • A working knowledge of North American and European material handling related Codes and Standards such as ASME, NOG-1, CMAA, NRC, AISC, IBC, ASTM, AGMA, AWS, ANSI, EN, ISO, DIN, and KTA.
  • Ability to climb stairs or ladders on cranes to inspect cranes and/or take measurements.
  • *This is safety-sensitive position 


Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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