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Mechanical Engineer I

Date:  Sep 13, 2022

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53204-2941

Req ID:  24845
Onsite or Remote:  Partial Remote 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

Key Job Responsibilities

Mobile Equipment HVAC Systems Engineer:

  • Support development of HVAC systems for Mobile Mining Equipment Cabins and instrumentations rooms. Utilize CAD to design Refrigeration, Ducting and Mechanical Components for Mobile Equipment HVAC Systems
  • Selection of compressors, coils, expansion valves, fans, and other HVAC components to meet challenges in Mining (Heavy vibration, dust, corrosion, extreme weather and 24/7 operation)
  • Design ventilation and air filtration systems to protect operators from respirable dust encountered in mining operations
  • Work with OE product groups to develop integrated and reliable HVAC Solution that meet marketing specifications

Support the development new product offerings for Mine Air through design of HVAC systems, developing engineering documentation and completing design calculations

Participate in product design work:

  • Conduct appropriate calculations and analysis
  • Review designs and evaluate for complexity, reliability, ease of manufacture, and profitability
  • Maintain designated design, manufacturing, and process related documentation
  • Consult with marketing and engineering staff to understand solutions to meet customer needs
  • Work with manufacturing process leaders to develop and optimize design solutions at the optimum total cost

Troubleshoot and provide technical solutions for: factory, prototype, and aftermarket issues as they arise

Collaborate with aftermarket support team to determine HVAC requirements for aftermarket retrofit installation kits to install HVAC Products on Aftermarket Equipment and design of these kits

Collaborate with Komatsu Engineering & Product Development Teams in Milwaukee and around the world to support the integration of HVAC products into Komatsu Off-Highway and Mining Equipment Products

Travel to manufacturing facility in Longview, Texas to support first build and validation of new products


  • Bachelor of Science in HVAC or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • 0+ years of experience in HVAC design
  • Experience with Solid Works and/or AutoCAD Electrical is a definite plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications: Power Point, Excel and Word
  • Analytical capacity for creative problem-solving, process design and product application, design and development
  • An excellent team player with strong people skills; able to build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Self-Motivated with strong time management and organization skills
  • Effective communication skills, including verbal (logical and organized), written, listening and presentation in English
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus but not required

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.

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