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Controls & Systems Engineering Manager, Underground Drills

Date:  Jul 19, 2021

Lively, Ontario, Canada

Req ID:  20137
Onsite or Remote: 

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial and forestry industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels and a global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.

We are currently looking for a Controls and Systems Engineering Manager to join our Underground Drills Engineering Team in Sudbury, Ontario.

Job Overview

The Controls and Systems Engineering Manager, Undreground Drills is responsible to ensure the systems design for underground drills meets safety, quality and cost standards while driving continuous improvement as part of a global business intergrated engineering team.

  • Drive the continuous improvement of controls system strategy and execution.
  • Participate in New Product Development projects from initiation, concepting through entire project life cycle.
  • Prioritize, schedule and delegate work assignments, and directly supervise day-to-day controls, electrical and hydraulic systems design and integration to ensure the achievement of design quality, cost and innovation objectives.
  • Ensures that technical drawings and specifications of control, electrical and hydraulic systems meet company standards and provide sufficient detail to allow purchasing and machine build operations to successfully source and build machines on time, on budget and to customer specification.
  • Leader and key contact for technical information and engineering design on controls, electrical and hydraulic systems for underground drilling products.
  • Aids in the trial run of programmed machine and equipment operation to verify that all programs, communications and overall functionality conform to specifications
  • Support sales, product management and aftermarket with technical detail and design cost estimates.
  • Support service to resolve product design field issues.
  • As a member of engineering management team, provide input and feedback to improve processes and designs.
  • Design and develop products and systems, standard and prototype for assigned product line or systems within budgets and timelines.
Education / Qualification
  • College or university education in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering with applicable experience;
  • 5 or more years’ experience with controls, automation and electrical systems design and integration;
  • 5 or more years’ experience with design heavy mobile equipment;
  • Familiar with ISO, ANSI, CSA and other country specific electrical safety regulations as required;
  • Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming;
  • Expert understanding of hydraulic and electrical system design (high and low voltage);
  • Experience with product design integration of automation and battery systems;
  • Experience in software programming (‘C’, CoDeSys, LabView, Matlab, Danfoss Plus+1, Parker IQAN) in embedded systems, desired;
  • Fully competent with CAD design, preferably Solidworks and AutoCAD, Automation Studio, Microsoft Office;
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials, MRP systems;
  • Strong business acumen;
  • Experienced with project management methodologies and systems;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, high attention to detail and time management;


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


If you are interested in fulfilling the responsibilities listed above and taking your career to the next level, please visit www.mining.komatsu and visit the “CAREERS” section to apply.


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