Engineering Manager Longwall Control & Automation

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Rutherford, NSW, AU, 2320

Req ID:  28435
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

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Manager to work with our Control and Automation team.  Reporting to the Director, Longwall Systems you will work closely with the Australian and overseas OE teams to derive solid strategies in keeping Komatsu at the forefront of the Longwall Control and Automation space.

Key Job Responsibilities

As Engineering Manager – Longwall Control and Automation, you will lead and manage our team of Longwall C&A Product Engineers with day to day responsibilities to include:


  • In conjunction with the overseas OE teams, derive solid strategies to keep Komatsu at the forefront of the Longwall C&A space;
  • Leading and managing the setting up and execution of a robust Longwall business plan to support our customers and the delivery of new technologies and field upgrades;
  • Meeting or exceeding expectations in line with the Forecast Profit Plan for the Business
  • The day to day management of longwall related C&A programs and customer support mechanisms;
  • Driving the Account Management process that generates a "partnering relationship" with customers and demonstrates the value that Komatsu brings to this relationship;
  • Driving Quality improvement of the C&A delivery process;
  • Ensuring project delivery risks are identified, managed and resolved;
  • Ensuring that the delivery of new products or services to OE and rebuild projects meet the requirements for on-time, on-specification and on budget;
  • Pro-actively managing and driving project costs down, and providing leadership in defining the minimum cost alternative that meets customer requirements;
  • Adhering to all Komatsu safety policies and procedures and promote these in all interactions with team members, customers and suppliers; as well as
  • Supporting Life Cycle Management, jointly developed with other team members to reduce our customers life cycle cost.


To be successful for this role, you will need:


  • A Degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) is desirable
  • Minimum 8 years in depth experience on mining control and automation systems and underground coal mining
  • Minimum 5 years responsibility for a strategic planning/ operations or project management role
  • Minimum 5 years responsibility for a customer facing role
  • Proficient knowledge of Komatsu/Joy Longwall Control Systems would be desirable

Komatsu Benefits

  • 12 weeks paid primary carer parental leave
  • Discounts on Apple, Dell, Lenovo and Microsoft products
  • Recognition and awards, opportunity to complete recognised Cert III courses, Diploma’s in Leadership & Management, and an Educational Support Program
  • Employee Referral Program offering a bonus of $5,000 if you successfully refer someone for a role
  • Discounted corporate rates with HCF and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program with total wellbeing solution provider Hunterlink
  • Discounts with Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Kennards Hire, Bridgestone and Orix
  • Discounts with Avis, Qantas, Crown Hotels, IHG and travel agents


Komatsu offers a zero-harm culture in the work place, competitive remuneration package, interesting and diverse experience with opportunities to grow professionally in a progressive learning environment.

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.