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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Mining Application Engineer



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 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

This position provides mining application support activities that usually involve distributors, Komatsu sales personnel, and end-user customers. The incumbent typically performs equipment performance analyses regarding the complete Komatsu mining product line.

Normal department assignments are: Approx 35 Haulage Studies/year, approx. 10-20 Support equipment studies/yr., approx. 8-9 detailed applications studies/year, 2-10 Technical presentations (associations, universities, in-house training seminars, etc.), and customer visits.

This position also involves the development, implementation, and distribution of proprietary application engineering tools and reference materials.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Key role in performing common aspects of in-house Komatsu Mining and competitor equipment performance studies. This function can include report generation and presentations in support of sales and marketing efforts.
  • This position will participate and in most aspects of field studies involving equipment application and/or performance analyses. Report generation and presentations typicaly are also a part of these studies.
  • Participation in the development and improvement of Komatsu Mining technical software programs and databases, including tools involving equipment performance, economic analysis, mining methodology, etc.
  • Provide support to Komatsu Mining product management efforts including simulation studies, competitive analyses, mining application input, economic analysis principles, and other related data collection and analysis.
  • Provide technical training, coaching and mentoring to entry-level application engineering personnel to help ensure proper career development progress.
  • Particpation in developing and conducting distributor and customer training exercises and programs.
  • Familiarize him/herself with all Komatsu Mining products and applications on an ongoing basis to better provide support to product sales and marketing activities.


  • BS Mining Engineering (preferred) or Civil Engineering (in conjunction with mining experience).
  • 1 - 3 years Mining engineering industry experience and practical surface mining application knowledge.
  • Advanced PC skills required for application software tools (Excel, Visual Basic, Microosoft Office, etc.).
  • Good written and oral presentation skills.

Additional Information

Domestic and international travel as required.

Must be willing to travel within US/Canada as well as other international destinations.

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.