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Advanced Automation Engineer

Date:  May 4, 2021

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53214

Req ID:  21376
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 Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The Advanced Automation Engineer is responsible for assisting with New Autonomous Product Design for various pieces of Mining Machinery Autonomy (Mining Shovels, Mining Drills, Mining Draglines, etc.) through a focus on development and testing.   

Key Job Responsibilities

The Advanced Automation Engineer Role will be directly involved in the Technical Specification, Hardware Selection, Integration, Programming and Testing of systems designed to Completely Automate Large Scale Mining Machines/Equipment.  The Advanced Automation Engineer will work closely with multiple design teams to help develop and facilitate whole system testing.  We are seeking an experienced candidate that understands the Product Design Lifecycle, Software Development/Maintenance and the Critical Characteristics of Reliable and User-Friendly Product Design.

  • This Role will have a split focus between new product design and the development of testing and simulation for in house product validation.
  • This Role will be Collaborating in a Small Team Environment with a High Level of Autonomy and Freedom to Pursue Creative Design Ideas. 
  • Our team uses an Agile Style of Product Development, so high quality candidates will be experienced self-starters that are capable of turning functional concepts into technical designs with a strong focus on end user experiences.   
  • A Strong Desire to Continue Expanding One’s Knowledge Base is important due to the fact that Our Team Integrates Advanced and Emerging Technologies; the Role will be most successful with an Individual in this Role the truly enjoys working on technology that they may not be familiar with.....


  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM related field.
  • 1+ year of Applicable Experience......(Robotics, Sensors, SW, Programming etc.)
  • Some Formal Education in programming (not necessarily a degree in programming)
  • 1-3 years of hardware and software in the loop testing preferred

Desired Skills/Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Robotics/Mechatronics or a closely related field, with 3+ years of related work experience.
  • Control Architecture design.
  • Previous experience in system integration involving controls programming
  • Experience Integrating Advanced Sensors such as RADAR, 2D/3D LiDAR, etc.  Experience Integrating Positioning and Orientation Sensors such as HPGPS, Inertial Measurement, etc.
  • Prior experience with National Instruments VeriStand and TestStand or other HIL/SIL applications
  • Previous experience in various Industrial Communication Protocols (RS232/422/485, TCP/IP, CANOpen, J1939, ProfiBus/ProfiNet, EtherCAT, etc.)
  • HMI development experience
  • LabView experience (certification as a CLAD, CLD, or CLA is a significant plus).  LabVIEW/Matlab/Simulink Programming skills.  Python/C++ Programing skills is a plus

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: Milwaukee

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