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Mechanical & Structural Designer

Date:  May 14, 2024

Lively, ON, CA, P3Y 1L7

Req ID:  29194
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial, and forestry industries that maximizes 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. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.

Focusing exclusively on the underground hard rock, underground soft rock, and surface mining sectors, Komatsu Mining designs, manufactures, distributes, and services extensive product lines of highly reliable P&H surface mining equipment and JOY underground mining machinery used to cut, crush, load, and convey coal and industrial minerals worldwide. Komatsu Mining's products and related services are used extensively for mining coal, copper, iron, gold, and other mineral resources, and the company employs people worldwide.

Komatsu Mining Corp. offers rewarding experiences and unique growth opportunities in addition to the following:

  • Competitive wages
  • Annual Bonus
  • Comprehensive benefits package (health & dental, vision coverage, healthcare spending account, and life insurance)
  • Personal wellness allowance
  • Company-sponsored registered pension plan (RPP) and matching program.
  • Paid uniform and personal protective equipment
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • Company-supplied tools
  • Trades apprenticeship and training opportunities
  • Training and education support
  • Employee social engagement activities and benefits
  • Industry-leading site safety statistics
  • Sustainable employment
  • Ability to be a part of an exciting and innovative company developing new state-of-the-art technology and equipment 

Please visit our website for more information.

Job Overview

Join our Hard Rock LHD & Trucks Product Engineering team as a Mechanical & Structural Designer and be at the forefront of innovation in the mining industry! As a key member of our engineering team, you will be responsible to design & develop new and innovative products to solve problems faced by our customers.  This includes utilizing computer-aided software, specifically SolidWorks, to create 3D layouts, drawings, and schematics of parts, assemblies and technical renderings.  This includes, but is not limited to; customer visits, problem definition, concept development, cross functional reviews, component selection and detailed design, system prototyping and validation, production design release, manufacturing support, and support of field personnel.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Design, analyze and test structural & mechanical components using SolidWorks CAD system and using FEA to verify mechanical & structural components to make up capital equipment.
  • Provide support during the assembly phase of capital equipment.
  • Prepare shop drawing package for equipment (including SRF drawing and General Assembly drawing).
  • Perform drawing updates to address ECNs and NCRs.
  • Prepare proposal drawings and cost estimates as required to support sales.
  • Provide technical support to service department to resolve design issues and commissioning issues.
  • Complete design work as required and participate in testing of prototypes.
  • Assist with technical specifications and SRF forms for capital equipment.
  • Work with production and quality to test functionality of machine after build.
  • Visit customer sites to support sales, on-site issue and commissioning issues as required.
  • Suggest and prepare spare parts list for capital equipment units.
  • Complete design work as required and participate in testing of prototypes.
  • Assist with technical specifications and SRF forms for capital equipment.
  • Work with production and quality to test functionality of machine after build.
  • Work with Powertrain Specialist, Hydraulic and Electrical Engineers to come up with simplified designs.




  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

  • 3+ years with design of underground hard rock equipment desired.

  • Knowledge of mechanical design standards, techniques, methods, and architecture.

  • Experience in weldment design and stress analysis.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Software and ERP systems. (SAP considered an asset)

  • Experience with project management methodologies and software.

  • Fully competent with 3D CAD design, preferably SolidWorks

  • Strong knowledge of engineering principles, design standards, and EHS regulations.

  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes (in particular welding and machining)

  • Understanding of Bill of Materials and MRP systems (ECN’s/NCR’s)

  • Solid problem-solving skills, including the ability to conduct investigations, perform calculations, and run tests.

  • High level of initiative with the ability to work independently and as part of a broader team.

  • Knowledge of fluid mechanics and electrics

  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and quality.

  • Proficient in Ansys for mechanical and structural FEA (finite element analysis)

Additional Information

Komatsu is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion in support of growing a global team to achieve our business results and create a better future every day for our globally based employees, customers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce strongly contributes to our business growth and product innovation.
Komatsu is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, or disability. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request.

While we appreciate all applicant submissions, only those considered to be most qualified will be contacted for further assessment. 

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