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Review averages

  • 25 employees say

    Excellent (7)
    Good (5)
    Satisfactory (7)
    Subpar (6)
  • 4 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    Good (1)
    Satisfactory (0)
    Subpar (1)

Company summary

Konecranes is a global industry-leading group of lifting businesses.  Everything we do is targeted at one goal: improving the safety and productivity of our customers’ operations.

When you choose Konecranes, you acquire a trusted source of global experience and knowledge combined with local know-how to empower your material handling. 


Why choose Konecranes?

Our People Are Our Most Important Asset

At Konecranes, we believe in people first and understand that our service to customers as well as the technologies we produce are only as good as the people behind the Konecranes name. And, being good is what we’re all about. In fact, we aim to be great! It’s no wonder that Konecranes has grown to be the largest manufacturer and service provider of overhead cranes and lifting equipment in the world, with approximately 18,000 employees across more than 600 locations in 50 countries. With a variety of job openings and more than 120 locations in the U.S. and Canada, from Corporate Staff to Machinists to Electricians to Facilities Maintenance to Sales (and more), the career and location you’re looking for may be right around the corner. View current U.S. and Canada job openings

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Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Konecranes has three business areas in its organizational structure: Service, Industrial Equipment and Port Solutions.
With 600 service locations in 50 countries, Konecranes provides specialized maintenance services and spare parts for all types and makes of industrial cranes, hoists and port equipment – from a single piece of equipment to entire operations. Our objective is to improve the safety and productivity of our customers’ operations.

Lifecycle Care is our comprehensive and systematic approach to maintenance. We can provide crane inspections and preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and retrofits, consultation services and modernization services. In order to deliver Lifecycle Care in Real Time, we use the Industrial Internet, connecting data, machines and people. TRUCONNECT® is a suite of remote service products and applications to support maintenance operations and drive improvements in safety and productivity. It is an important building block in delivering Lifecycle Care in Real Time.
Business Area Industrial Equipment offers hoists, cranes and material handling solutions for a wide range of customers, including industries like Waste-to-Energy, Paper and Forest, Automotive and Metals Production. Products are marketed through a multi-brand portfolio that includes Konecranes and the brands: Demag, SWF Krantechnik, Verlinde, R&M, Morris Crane Systems, and Donati.

Our product range comprises lifting solutions for process industries, industrial cranes, and workstation lifting systems, including components such as wire rope hoists and electric chain hoists. The product offering features a number of advanced technologies such as automation and TRUCONNECT® remote service. We also offer a wide range of load and area control features that give total control over material handling helping improve operator safety and productivity.
Business Area Port Solutions offers a full range of container handling equipment, shipyard handling equipment, mobile harbor cranes and heavy-duty lift trucks, backed by a complete range of services. Products are marketed under the Konecranes brand, with some product groups marketed under the labels Konecranes Gottwald, Konecranes Noell and Konecranes Liftace.

For container handling our product range comprises Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes, Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes, Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs), Straddle Carriers, and Lift Trucks. Our Mobile Harbor Cranes are also used for a variety of bulk handling applications. For shipyard handling we offer the industry’s most complete range of shipyard cranes including the Goliath Gantry Crane for ship hull assembly. We also offer a suite of software products for warehousing logistics, container terminal operation, and consulting services for new container terminal design and container terminal modernization.

Company outlook


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. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.



  • Competitive base pay
  • Incentive opportunities in most positions
  • Medical, prescription, vision and dental insurance
  • Basic life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, and business travel accident insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • Sick leave
  • Holiday


  • 401(k) retirement plan with generous company match and tenure-based bonus contribution
  • Profit sharing
  • Employee Share Savings Program
  • Tuition reimbursement



For applicants


Konecranes Service Promo
Konecranes Corporate Video 2013 - English
A Day in the Life of a Konecranes Technician
Konecranes Service Promo
Konecranes Americas Career Stories
Welcome to Konecranes
CLX Electric Chain Hoist by Konecranes
Konecranes Remote Center
Konecranes Lifecycle Care in Real Time: Are you ready to connect?
Konecranes and Valtteri Bottas Partnership Story continues in 2018

What we offer

What is special about working for us?


We want our people and our customers returning home safely each and every night. At Konecranes there is no job so important and no service so urgent that we cannot take the time to perform our work safely and correctly.


Safety Policy

Konecranes upholds its position as a global leader by promoting occupational health and safety excellence. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of each employee and our objective is to create an understanding that safety has a direct correlation to our financial success. With a deeply-rooted safety culture we also promote safety to our customers and subcontractors, and provide lifting solutions in accordance with safety regulations. By applying safety features to our products and services, our customers benefit from improved efficiency of their operations and increased performance of their business.

How would we describe the company culture?


Not just lifting things, but entire businesses.


We know in real time how millions of lifting devices perform. We use this knowledge around the clock to make our customers’ operations safer and more productive.

Our values lay the cultural foundation for how we operate as a company.

Trust in people:
We want to be known for our great people.

Total service commitment:
We want to be known for always keeping our promises.

Sustained profitability:
We want to be known as a financially sound company. 

What else should applicants know about us?


Our People & Commitment

Our people are not only committed to helping our customers lift their businesses, but each other as well. Their passion to make a difference and enhance the quality of the lives of those around them is what makes Konecranes a great place to work.

Konecranes' personnel represents a multitude of cultures, speaks a large number of different languages and belongs to different religions. Nevertheless, our customers have the right to expect consistent, impeccable service of high standards wherever and whenever they meet us. For underlining unity, we have a set of common values that link all members in our community together.



If you like to serve others and solve problems, then you have what it takes. Or, at least the right foundation for success. Beyond that, we offer career development opportunities that includes formal and on-the-job training to give you the knowledge and practical experience you need to advance in your career at Konecranes.

  • Extensive in-house technical training
  • Industry-leading training centers and cutting-edge technology
  • Educational assistance
  • Annual personal development plan tied to your career goals
  • Local and global leadership program

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Reviews for Konecranes Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.87 Employees say
3.27 Applicants say
  • 20.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

Local support is ok. District/Corporate is lacking

Gender Equality

Pay doesn't seem to be equal not just by gender but location as well

Work-Life Balance

Always on call. work followed me home everyday including weekends.

Job Security

But for the wrong reasons.

Workplace Safety

Konecranes safety is always top notch

Challenging Work

Overwhelming work load

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay what your employees are worth individually not a percentage across the board globally. Appreciate what you have before you lose them.
  • 20.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Konecranes promotes teamwork and growth.

Support from management

I have excellent support.


I feel I am part of a winning team. Teamwork flows all the way up the structure, I can go to senior management when necessary.

Internal Communication

We work towards clear and open communication, my managers keep an "open door" policy for communication.

Work-Life Balance

I have a good balance.

  • 20.Apr 2018
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Freedom to learn as much as you want

Review averages

  • 25 employees say

    Excellent (7)
    Good (5)
    Satisfactory (7)
    Subpar (6)
  • 4 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    Good (1)
    Satisfactory (0)
    Subpar (1)

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