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Engineer I - New Product Development

Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Longview, TX, US, 75603

Req ID:  30744
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

Komatsu is currently sourcing for a Mechanical Engineer for our New Product Development team in our Design Engineering department in Longview, Texas.  Komatsu offers competitive pay, excellent benefits and annual merit/bonus potential.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work safe and be an advocate for safety.
  • Lead engineering projects to develop, maintain and support components, products and/or services per market demands, as well as for continual process improvements.
  • Conduct analytical analysis (FEA) and classic hand calculations to evaluate component loads and stresses.
  • Apply knowledge of strength of materials to determine/evaluate appropriate material for component usage.  
  • Perform or conduct strain gage testing to support analytical analysis and/or gain understanding of component loading.
  • Perform or conduct engineering evaluations including investigations, basic calculations and tests that have well defined requirements and desired outcomes.
  • Provide conceptual and strategic solutions to solve problems that are associated with engineering projects or evaluations.
  • Act as a group leader for those who are supporting components, products and/or services as well as continual improvements in engineering processes.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics is required.
  • Experience in engineering design, machine application, mining industry, desired.
  • Experience with large welded structure design, desired.
  • Experience with Strain Gage Testing/Instrumentation, desired.
  • Experienced in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) tools, desired.
  • Experienced in the use of Finite Element Analysis, desired.
  • Participation in implementing Lean Engineering principles, desired.
  • Participation in effective Change Management implementation, desired.

Additional Information

  • Participate in and support programs for effective communication of engineering issues to ensure compliance with global standards for design and safety of products and services, as well as engineering best practices.
  • Participate in and support improvements to streamline engineering processes used to design, develop, maintain and support components, products, and /or services.
  • Participate in effective Change Management to achieve the desired organizational outcomes by successfully changing individual behaviors as needed.
  • Work directly with Engineering Managers and Supervisors to perform calculations, analysis, and research in the areas of structural design.

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: Longview

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