Advanced Automation Engineer
Komatsu
Milwaukee, WI
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
The Advanced Automation Engineer will be responsible for new product design in the field of machine autonomy. The role will be directly involved in the technical specification, hardware selection, integration, programming, and testing of systems designed to completely automate a mining Blasthole Drill platform. We are looking for an experienced candidate that understands the product design lifecycle, software development and maintenance, and the critical characteristics of reliable and user-friendly product design.

The right candidate will be capable of collaborating in a small team environment with a high level of autonomy and freedom to pursue creative design ideas. Our team uses an Agile style of product development, so high quality candidates will be experienced self-starters that are capable of turning functional concepts into technical designs with a strong focus on end user experiences. A strong desire to expand one’s knowledge is also important because our team integrates advanced and emerging technologies; the person filling this position must enjoy working on technology with which they may not be familiar!

Responsibilities
Education / Qualification
Required Skills/Experience/Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in STEM related field
Education in programming (not necessarily a degree in programming)
6+ years experience in system integration involving controls programming
Experience integrating control actuating hardware with control feedback (i.e. linear actuators, encoders, sensors, etc).

Desired Skills/Experience/Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Controls Engineering
Experience with control architecture design
Field experience with on-site customer implementation (installation/commissioning/troubleshooting/support)
Experience integrating advanced sensors such as RADAR, LiDAR, etc.
Experience integrating positioning and orientation sensors such as GPS, Inertial Measurement, etc.
Experience in advanced control algorithm development such as Kalman Filters, state feedback control, PID gain calculation, model development, etc.
Experience with wireless communication and/or networking
Experience in various communication protocols (RS232/422/485, TCP/IP, CANOpen, J1939, ProfiBus/ProfiNet, EtherCAT, etc.)
HMI development experience
LabView experience (certification as a CLAD, CLD, or CLA a significant plus!)

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.