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Parts Manager

Date:  Feb 5, 2024

Novi, MI, US, 48377

Req ID:  28665
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

  • Parts Manager: Manage Purchasing activity for all LSPD Parts.
  • Maintain quality of aftermarket parts
    • OEM review and inspection of parts at Vendor site before shipment.
  • Manage Field Service repairs and parts procurement.
  • Manage Rebuild activity at vendor and customer’s sites. 
  • Track Sales/Profit Amount of Parts Activity targeted in each Fiscal Year
  • Track SVM Ratio against to Sales amount targeted in each Fiscal Year
  • Track Labor transfer hours worked.
  • Control Policy Claim / Warranty Cost
  • Control On Time Delivery

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manage parts activity, including but not limited to:
  • Parts identification: Able to read and interpret assembly drawings, parts drawings
  • Quotations & Profits: Calculate markup and track ongoing quotes and orders
  • Purchase Order processing: Processing PO's and ensure vendors understand their responsibility
  • On Time Delivery: On Time Delivery target is <90
  • Understanding of manufacturing process of part
  • Understanding of required parts quality. 
  • Understanding of inspection method and procedure.  Target is 100% accuracy
  • Safety is #1 priority with quality #2 behind safety
  • Manager must visit vendors to check parts quality
  • Answer questions and ensure vendors are clear and understand expectations
  • Travel is estimated at 10% but can go to 30% at times as needed
  • Project Managment (includes major repair work at vendor site and machine repair at customer site
    • Plan scope of project
    • Prepare BOM (Bill of Materials)
    • Prepare Project Quote
    • Coordinate necessary resources (Sub-contractors, parts, etc.)
    • Organize and track PO activities between customer, Komatsu and vendors
    • Supervise/perform the job at customer and/or vendor site
    • Manage project and project costs
  • Communicate with Komatsu Japan (in English but conscious of English skills and of Japanese staff
  • Maintain blueprint database
  • Maintain vendor database.  Including evaluation of vendors on regular basis.  This includes once a year quality audits with all major vendors
  • Read and interpret blueprints (Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawing is mandatory, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic are a plus


QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE - Engineering Degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND TECHNICAL DRAWINGS/DIAGRAMS -  Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings.  Electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic drawings/diagrams are a plus.


Additional Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: stand, sit, walk, sit, touch and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk, hear, taste or smell.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may need to exert force or lift anywhere from 10-50 lbs.  This job does not have special vision requirements. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold (non-weather); extreme heat (non-weather).   This work environment is usually loud.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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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