Reliability Engineer at Komatsu Construction (Milwaukee, WI)

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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 Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The Reliability Engineer is a key Role at Komatsu working with various Internal Komatsu Departments along with External Customers in relation to the reliability of our Mining Equipment Product Offerings

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs reliability analyses (Weibull, Reliability Growth, Weibayes) on Komatsu machine and component field failure data.
  • Maintains component reliability database within PDM system.
  • Assists in reliability program planning necessary to achieve RAMS (Reliability/Availability/Maintainability/Safety) requirements for major new product development initiatives.
  • Performs design for reliability (DFR) activities such as: FMEA's, Reliability Block Diagram analysis, and FTA's, etc., on major product development initiatives.
  • Assists in verification and validation (V&V) planning for field testing of Komatsu products.
  • Assists in the design and installation of DAQ systems and sensors required for machine V&V field testing.
  • Performs Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on component / machine failures as part of issue resolution projects.
  • Represents Reliability and Test Engineering as an active team member of Komatsu NPD projects.


  • BS in Engineering (preferably Mechanical or Electrical engineering).
  • 3+ years experience in reliability or maintenance engineering involving heavy, off road, equipment. Mining equipment experience is a plus.
  • Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) is preferred.
  • Multiple language skills are a plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with ReliaSoft Software is a major plus.

Has performed (or familiar with) the following:
  • Weibull Analysis
  • Weibayes Analysis
  • Reliability Block Diagram (RBD) analysis.
  • Reliability Growth Analysis (RGA) (such as Crow-AAMSA).
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) using various techniques (i.e., 5 Y, FTA, Fish Bone, etc.).
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Simulation and Analysis.
  • DAQ systems (field installation and commissioning a plus).

Other Requirements:
  • This Role may involve domestic and international travel (up to 25%).
  • U.S. Citizenship is required and having a valid passport or the ability to obtain one.

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.
More Information on Komatsu Construction
Komatsu Construction operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 5 open jobs at Komatsu Construction, click here.
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