Application Engineer I

Location: Milwaukee (National Ave) WI Posted Date: June 1, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 15133 Careermine Job Id: 1778032

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.

Job Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mining Application Engineer to join our growing team! The role would be based at our headquarters in Milwaukee, WI. Check out the details below for further information.


  • Provide Mining Engineering related application support to the Product Management and Regional Divisions for the sales and applications of Komatsu Mining Corp. (KMC) equipment.
  • Conduct mining application field studies at current and potential customer mine sites. Domestic and international travel will be approximately 30%, based out of Milwaukee, WI.
  • Equipment selection and production estimates for different mining applications.
  • Generate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models and other applicable mining justification methods to identify equipment advantages; mining equipment value analysis.
  • Support operational applications for Blasthole Drills, Draglines, and Shovels, including both mining operations evaluations for effectiveness, and production studies.
  • Provide Mining Engineering technical support to all KMC departments which include (but not limited to) design engineering, parts & services, and marketing.
  • Support New Product Development (NPD) projects with validation efforts.
  • Deliver presentations to internal employees and external customers on ongoing and completed initiatives.
  • Provide support to customer specific Continuous Improvement (CI) projects.
  • Lead "Voice of the Customer" initiatives and visits to determine needs and be able to relay back to the appropriate parties.

Education / Qualification

  • Mining Engineering Bachelor degree with 0 - 5 years' experience.
  • Knowledge of Mining Equipment & methods - Draglines, Blasthole Drills, Shovels, and Haul truck operations.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills required.
  • Heavy use of Microsoft programs - Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI, etc.
  • Technologically inclined.
  • Ability to explain complex procedures in a simple matter to "non-experts"

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.