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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Design Engineer



Software Engineering, Design
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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

The Battery Design & Development Engineer will focus on advanced battery technologies for the next generation of zero emission mining equipment and infrastructure.  

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Define validation requirements for battery systems, plan tests requiring innovative approaches, and review results for design compliance, and oversee engineering evaluations of battery systems (including battery cell chemistry evaluation and selection).
  • Plan innovative changes to existing designs or conceptual thinking to new designs.
  • Recognize and document new intellectual property that differentiates Komatsu products.
  • Provide technical expertise and direction to Regulatory Team related to battery standards and regulations.
  • Provide specifications and analysis for battery thermal management systems (BTMS).
  • Develop and maintain understanding of the battery management systems (BMS), including necessary operational analysis.


  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Approximately 3–5 years of experience with industrial machinery, construction, or mining equipment
  • Experience with electric vehicles, high voltage, or lithium ion battery design desired
  • Proficiency in engineering principles including but not limited to structural mechanics, hydraulics, heat transfer, electricity, ergonomics, 3D CAD and data management.
  • Proficiency in software applications including 3D CAD (Pro Engineer Wildfire 2.0 or 4.0), Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including international travel.

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.