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Heavy Equipment Technician

Date:  Sep 19, 2023

Sahuarita, AZ, US, 85629

Req ID:  26467
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

This is a skilled position requiring experience and skill with machine assembly procedures and technician skills with instrumentation and test equipment. Support test operations in the setup of fixtures, components and machines for engineering tests in the development, or evaluation, of components, systems and/or total machines.  Participate in the construction and maintenance of test roads and facilities. The candidate will be assisting with as many as 50 major test programs per year.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assemble and disassemble machine components for purpose of evaluation.
  • Fabricate and assemble machine and test fixtures.
  • Apply strain gages for the purpose of performing structural tests.
  • Teardown, inspect and rebuild test components and machine components from test programs.
  • Perform standard tests on machines and components
  • Communicate at work with customers, employees, and vendors in a businesslike manner.
  • Perform all duties to acceptable standards of performance.


  • Associates degree in relevant technical field, or knowledge and experience equivalent to the aforementioned education.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in mechanical setting, with preference to construction or mining maintenance experience.  
  • Operation of haul trucks, loaders, dozers, graders, and/or other equipment.
  • Ability to weld.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude - heavy equipment repair (removing / installing hydraulic, electrical, & mechanical components at large sizes - wiring harnesses, structural parts - decks, supports, control cabinets, wheel motors, tires, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of schematics and ability to troubleshoot electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Ability & willingness to travel & work supervised or unsupervised in a remote location.
  • Additional reasonable requests/duties as required to fulfil the role.
  • Physical Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills, the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.  The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tucson

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