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Mfg Engineer

Date:  Nov 25, 2022

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405

Req ID:  25596
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Design, create, and continuously improve manufacturing processes within the Chattanooga Manufacturing Operations (CMO). Support the operation with technical expertise and guidance. Create, implement, and install new methods and technology to improve the processes and their control. Create and maintain process documentation in order to facilitate a quality process. Establish standards for each process. You are responsible for planning for the implementation of the facilities, equipment, tools, and processes to effectively provide for the long, mid, and short-range plans of the CMO. Support the customer with response to technical field issues.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Support our internal or external customers with process documentation, drawings, process sheets, and tooling changes to reflect engineering changes in product design, problem resolution, or other improvement.
  • Purchase and install adequate new or improved facilities, equipment, tools, and supplies, without being wasteful. All purchases require following associated procedures.
  • Improve the quality of the product and process by introducing new technology, methods, and practices that lead to measurable changes in quality.
  • Plan the facility production with quantitative tools such as load tables, or other analysis tools to determine equipment loads, line balance, man/machine requirements, and areas needing improvement.
  • Reduce the costs in the operation by at least 5% per year by improving efficiency in the process, improving direct or indirect materials in the product, or other improvement.
  • Create and maintain short, mid, and long-range planning of the manufacturing operation.
  • Support the customer by communicating technical process information to KA service, distributors, and end users.
  • Carefully specify all direct and indirect materials.
  • Establish and maintain good global communication with the Komatsu world by interacting with our parent plants in Japan and other overseas operations.


  • B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Welding, or equivalent) is required. A B.S. in Welding Engineering is preferred. 1-3 years of manufacturing experience is also required.
  • Knowledge of heavy fabrication equipment, tooling, and processes, including robotic and manual welding. Ability to create and write welding procedures.
  • Computer skills, including a good working knowledge of all MS Office applications, are needed for this job.
  • Engineering drawing interpretation and creation skills are needed. Ability to create CAD drawings is helpful for this job. Pro/engineer experience is a plus.
  • You must be able to work and communicate effectively with management, fellow staff, shop workers, and outside vendors.
  • Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (life, carry, move) light to medium weights of 1-10 pounds.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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