Grow With Columbus McKinnon


Become part of Columbus McKinnon (CMCO) and shape the future of mechanical and plant engineering with us. 

With us, demanding tasks await you. Whether in design, production, sales or project management – we rely on your qualifications.

Contribute your knowledge,  personality,  commitment and  experience to enrich our motivated team.


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Career Openings

We're always looking for ambitious, driven & friendly individuals to join us. Check out our job offers. 

About Columbus McKinnon

At Columbus McKinnon, you can build your career as part of a global organization, working together to create intelligent motion solutions that move the world forward and improve lives.

Apprenticeship, Dual Studies, Internship & Holiday Job

Grow your skills in a professional work environment & learn from talented colleagues in a variety of professions

Embracing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Columbus McKinnon, we are committed to embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion and making it central to our culture. We know the positive impact diverse and inclusive teams have on our employees, customers, and communities around the world.

We’re dedicated to building a company that embraces our differences and where everyone is welcome.



Advantages & Social Benefits

We know that our employees hold the key to our future in their hands, so we invest in you with competitive benefits, salaries and career opportunities. We are committed to our customers without any ifs or buts, but the most important part of our business is the people who work for us. We develop and refine your skills to ensure your success. We offer a wide range of social and ancillary services, including:

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Work & Free Time

Flexible working hours | Flexitime account | 30 days holiday | Special leave days


Company Culture

Open Door Policy | Cohesion | Professional Exchange | International Working Environment | Open and Honest Communication


Health & Catering

Bicycle leasing | Pension scheme | Bread vending machines | Bread service | Canteen | Free company fruit (location-specific)


Additional benefits

Profit-sharing | Performance bonus | Collective agreement | Employee parking space | Various employer allowances | Christmas and holiday bonus



Bicycle excursions | Company runs | Hikes | Staff parties | Christmas parties | Company sports activities (site-specific)


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From apprentice to plant manager

Patrick Landes took over as Plant Manager at the Künzelsau plant on 01.02.2022. His impressive career at STAHL CraneSystems GmbH, a company of the globally operating COLUMBUS McKINNON Group, is shown here:
09/1999          Apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic
07/2002          Employee chain hoist assembly
02/2004          Assignment abroad GB as a service employee
02/2005          Employee rope and chain hoist assembly
09/2007          Trainer Seminar Technician
07/2010          Head of After Sales Center + Spare Parts
02/2019          Head of Overall Assembly
07/2021          additional function as Deputy Plant Manager
01/2022          Plant Manager

If you also want to make a career like this, then take a look at our vacancies.

Take the next step in your career with us!

A Global Organization

Headquartered in Getzville, NY, Columbus McKinnon's global footprint includes offices and manufacturing facilities in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.