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Advanced Automation Engineer

Date:  Feb 28, 2023

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53204-2941

Req ID:  25137
Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid 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

The Advanced Automation Engineer will be responsible for assisting with New Autonomous Product Design for various pieces of Mining Equipment (Mining Shovels, Mining Drills, Mining Draglines, etc.) through a focus on development and testing.  This position is located at our newly built headquarters in Milwaukee, WI.    This Development will meet design compliance to Engineering Standards, product quality and cost.  The Advanced Automation Engineer will collaborate with other Komatsu Engineering groups and provide technical support to various regions as needed.  This Role will may require Travel of up to 10%.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • The Advanced Automation Engineer will be responsible for new product design in the field of machine autonomy.
  • The role will be  involved in the technical specification, hardware selection, integration, programming, testing and associated documentation of systems designed to enhance the autonomous functionality of large scale mining equipment.
  • Candidates will understand the product design lifecycle, software development and maintenance, and the critical characteristics of reliable and user-friendly product design.

The Advanced Automation Engineer position will have a split focus between new product design and development, as well as development of testing and simulation for product validation.

  • Collaboration in a small team environment with a high level of individual autonomy and freedom to pursue creative design ideas.
  • Our team uses an Agile Style of Product Development, so experienced self-starters that are capable of turning functional concepts into technical designs with a strong focus on end user experiences are needed.   
  • 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 who truly enjoys working on technology that they may not be familiar with.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field preferred.
  • 1+ year Applicable Experience.(Robotics, Sensors, Programming etc.).
  • Some Formal Education in programming (not necessarily a degree in programming).
  • Good verbal & written communication skills. Creative, high energy, self-motivated & self-starter.

Other desired Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, etc.
  • 3+ years of related work experience with Robotics/Mechatronics or a closely related field.
  • Control Architecture design.  HMI development experience. LabView CLD certification is a significant plus.
  • System Integration experience, involving controls programming.
  • Prior Integration of advanced sensors such as RADAR, 2D/3D LiDAR, etc.
  • Integrating positioning & orientation sensors such as HPGPS, Inertial Measurement, etc.
  • Industrial Communication Protocols experience (RS232/422/485, TCP/IP, CANOpen, J1939, ProfiBus/ProfiNet, EtherCAT, etc.).
  • Autonomous Vehicle Application experience is also 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.

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