Together into the future. Build your career with us!


KARL DOSE is a globally successful medium-sized company in the metal and electrical industry. Since 1920, our quality products have been guaranteeing a secure supply of electricity and lighting in the maritime sector under the toughest conditions. With our headquarters in Hamburg, the production facilities in Portugal and the Czech Republic, as well as representatives at all important shipbuilding locations around the globe, we are a future-oriented company. We are always looking for specialists and managers, students and pupils to complement our exciting team.

  • Are you looking for a new professional challenge?
  • Would you like to start an apprenticeship in the maritime sector?
  • Are you looking for an exciting challenge as a working student alongside your studies?
  • Would you like to gain experience in an internship?

We offer you all of this at KARL DOSE. We are looking forward to your application!

Job openings

As a family-owned and owner-operated business, Karl Dose GmbH has been developing and producing durable and resilient products to ensure a steady supply of energy and lighting at sea for the last 100 years.

Founded in Hamburg, Germany, we have consistently expanded both our portfolio and our network and are nowadays an efficient and renowned partner for the worldwide maritime industry.

To expand our team, we are looking for a

Sales employee (m/f/d) with focus on export


  • Completed commercial apprenticeship, preferably in wholesale and foreign trade, or studies with a comparable focus
  • Several years of professional experience in international sales, including export handling (knowledge of export declaration and customs handling is mandatory)
  • Prior knowledge in the field of electrical engineering is most favourable
  • Quick perception as well as independent, structured and careful way of working
  • Confident handling of all common MS-Office applications
  • Very good written and spoken English & German
  • Customer and service orientation
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills as well as friendly appearance
  • Willingness to travel


  • Customer acquisition & development of existing customers, including but not limited to:
    • Planning and implementation of sales campaigns
    • Product presentations
    • Customer support, by telephone and if necessary, also on-site
  • Internal sales activities, including but not limited to:
    • Quotation preparation and follow-up
    • Acceptance and processing of customer orders
    • Preparation of shipping and customs documents as well as commissioning of forwarding agents
    • Invoice and delivery note preparation
    • Complaint processing

We offer:

  • Full-time position with 35 hours per week
  • Attractive remuneration (TV IG Metall) with 30 vacation days
  • Discounted lunch in our company restaurant
  • Air-conditioned office
  • Coffee, tea & fruit
  • A nice, cooperative team

The main focus of the job is on international sales, but national customers are also part of the job profile.

Have we caught your interest?

Then please send your complete application documents including your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date by e-mail to Mrs. Anna-Lena Doubek ( We look forward to hearing from you!


Försterweg 73-77
22525 Hamburg
Tel.: 040/547322-30

To improve the efficiency of our resources in the future we are searching for an Electrical engineer/ Electronics development engineer (full time) (f/m/d) at the earliest possible date.

Your tasks:

  • Development and further development of lighting in close cooperation with the construction, especially LEDs and calculations of electrical and electro-technical parts under consideration of the heat management
  • Planning and organization of development projects in close cooperation with the construction and production departments, from setting up the concept until series production
  • Programming of CAN bus systems for searchlights and lighting systems
  • Creation and optimization of layouts for circuit boards with high power LEDs up to prototype construction
  • Development accompanying EMV simulation
  • Responsibility for the compliance of the EMV-guideline according to the specifications of the CE-, DNV GL-certification and the Mil-standard
  • Participation in serial implementation of the results and documentations
  • Creation of lighting simulations with DOSE-lights and their optimization according to customer requests
  • Constant monitoring of the market and the technological development in the fields of LED, electric and electrotechnics
  • Coordination of requirements and customer requests with our sales department or the customers
  • Supporting our sales department, especially with customer advisory in our headquarter or product demonstration on site
  • Processing and clarification of technical questions and claims at customer level
  • Creation of circuit diagrams and data sheets


Your qualifications: 

  • A complete technician training or a degree in electrotechnics
  • Experience with programming (such as CAN bus systems)
  • Independent, structured, and solutions-oriented working method, resilience
  • Above average engagement and a high sense of responsibility
  • Safe handling of all MS-Office applications
  • Good written and spoken German and English
  • Strong communication and team skills


We offer you:

  • A Permanent full-time employment
  • Well paid with 30 days of holidays
  • Capital accumulation benefits
  • A safe place in an expanding company
  • A cantina and weekly fresh fruits
  • Varied tasks with the possibility of starting from the beginning with responsibility in innovative development projects


If you are interested in a long-term demanding position and you would like to grow with us, you should get to know us.

Please send your complete application documents with your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date to Mrs. Doubek (

Are you a student and would like to gain practical experience in a company? Or do you want to familiarize yourself with a potential employer for the future? Then you are at the right place with us! Gain practical experience in everyday working life as part of a student employee job.

We look forward to your detailed application by email.


With your career choice you are making an important decision in your life. In order to support you in this decision, we are happy to give you the opportunity to get an insight into the "DOSE world".

Sounds interesting?! We look forward to your detailed application by email.


Would you like to lay an important foundation for your career? With our training offer you will find what suits you and your plans.

As a recognized training company, we offer you the opportunity to learn an apprenticeship in the commercial, technical or logistical field with us.

Interest ?! We look forward to your detailed application by email.


As a specialist with professional experience or as a freshly finished student, you are welcome to join us in areas like technology, logistics, sales or production. Provided you have the appropriate qualifications, you can contribute as a specialist in the field. You bring the necessary skills with you and expand them: in daily practice and also with suitable training. As part of your further development, you can count on our active support at any time.

Interest?! We look forward to your detailed application by email.


Your contact

You would like to apply to KARL DOSE and your intended position is not vacant? You would like to ask us a question?

Please contact Mrs. Anna-Lena Doubek:

Tel: +49 40/547322-30