Quality Engineer (Motor Specialist)

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Lebanon, KY, US, 40033

Req ID:  27278
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

  • Identifies areas of self-development and plays an active role in personal growth.
  • Seeks out, accepts and applies feedback and coaching.
  • Formally documents objectives and performance results using the Komatsu GPS System within required time frames.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and oversee initiatives to reduce the cost of poor quality defined as the summation of scrap, rework, and warranty as a percentage of total sales.
  • Partner with manufacturing operations and technical services to decrease lead times and cost while simultaneously increasing quality, customer satisfaction, and brand credibility.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of quality initiatives in accordance with current operating procedures.
  • Initiate, recommend, and manage process improvement changes with various departments.
  • Increase quality by building process control and standardization into product planning, development, and manufacturing.
  • Partner with performance leader and human resources to support learning and development activities pertaining to individual, departmental the location needs.
  • Monitor the cost of poor quality on a monthly basis. Complete a comparison analysis to plan and report on variances.
  • Manage and monitor the quality system in assigned areas; oversee quality functions and create supporting quality documentation.
  • Develop, create, revise, and maintain appropriate quality documentation including work instructions and inspection plans to support manufacturing and assembly of conforming material; create documents to serve as objective evidence of completed work.
  • Execute internal process, workstation, and safety audits; work with inspectors to increase the strength of the quality system on the floor.
  • Complete 3 Legged – 5 Why investigations for all non-conformance issues over 10K. Work cross-functionally to institute containment actions, short-term and long-term resolutions that prevent reoccurrence.
  • Serve as the liaison between quality and operations management; advise and act as subject matter expert to manufacturing leaders and support staff.

Additional Information

  • Vast understanding of the inner workings of AC & DC powered motors (High and Low Voltages).
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing operations such as Machining, Welding, Inspection, and Electrical Testing.
  • Develop procedures to assure the integrity of components & assemblies of our products.
  • Reducing Total Cost of Quality through an emphasis on preventive quality control techniques.
  • Collect and analyze defect data and implement corrective measures (Electrical, Welding, Assembly, Machining, Inspection, etc.).
  • Conduct investigations, document findings and report causes of quality defects monthly.
  • Provide technical support to Motor Shop Department.
  • Quality Engineering technical support and guidance is provided to all levels of the location and suppliers.
  • Support regional sites by assuming the role of site Quality Personnel during their absence.
  • Conduct Audits (Product Audits, Process Audits, & Quality Management Audits) as required.
  • Support disassembly and failure analysis for warranty returns.
  • Constant inner actions with people in various roles. For example, but not limited to Upper Management, Plant Personnel, Engineers, Purchasers, Sales, Service, Suppliers, and our Customers.


  • Clear and thorough understanding of Electrical Motors (i.e. How they are built, how they function, how to test them to ensure they are built correctly).
  • 2-3 years of Process Quality/Quality Engineering experience is required.
  • Ability to direct personal and professional growth through continued education and certifications is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality Engineering, Material Science, Operations or another associated field is preferred, OR Associate degree with 7+ years’ experience in motors.
  • ASQ Quality Certification is preferred.
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification is preferred

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: Louisville