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Reliability Engineer

Date:  Dec 8, 2022

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53214

Req ID:  25663
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

The LCM (Life Cycle Management) Reliability Engineer is a key Role at Komatsu working with various Internal Komatsu Departments along with External Customers in relation to the reliability of our Mining Equipment Product Offerings..

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs reliability analyses (Weibull, Reliability Growth, Weibayes) on Komatsu machine and component field failure data.
  • Maintains component reliability database within PDM system.
  • Performs design for reliability (DFR) activities such as: FMEA’s, Reliability Block Diagram analysis, and FTA’s, etc., on major product development initiatives.
  • Performs Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on component / machine failures as part of issue resolution projects.
  • Represents LCM Reliability as an active team member of Komatsu NPD projects.
  • Collect, clean, and analyze reliability data and provide information to support business decisions.
  • Plan and perform Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analyses on Komatsu equipment.


  • BS in Engineering (preferably Mechanical or Electrical engineering).
  • Experience in Reliability or Maintenance Engineering involving heavy, off road, equipment is a preference. Mining equipment experience is a plus.
  • Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) is preferred.
  • Multiple language skills are a plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with SAP, ReliaSoft and/or Meridium Software is a major plus.


Has performed (or familiar with) the following:

  • Weibull Analysis
  • Weibayes Analysis
  • Reliability Block Diagram (RBD) analysis.
  • Reliability Growth Analysis (RGA) (such as Crow-AAMSA). (Crow-AMSAA)
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) using various techniques (i.e., 5 Y, FTA, Fish Bone, etc.).
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Additional Information


  • This Role may involve domestic and international travel (up to 25%).
  • U.S. Citizenship is required and having a valid passport or the ability to obtain one

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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