Hardware Development Engineer

Work State/Province, City, Location
Jan 13, 2021
Feb 12, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

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

We are currently looking to add a Hardware Development Engineer in our Franklin, PA location. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic team involved in hardware development from its inception through to its life cycle management.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Design & development of reliable electronic hardware for use in high performance mining machinery
  • Management and guidance of all aspects of the hardware design cycle, including requirements capture, design specifications, design reviews, system integration, troubleshooting, unit testing, product release, life cycle maintenance and product sun setting
  • Interact professionally with customers and domestic/overseas engineers, team leads, technology managers and system architects
  • Some domestic and overseas travel is possible
  • Collect and define global requirements for new hardware functionality
  • Perform testing and validation of new machine features prior to their release on Joy underground machines
  • Create training materials and other documentation required to support the release of new machine features


  • Minimum 4 year EE or EET degree in an electrical/electronics related discipline.
  • 3-5+ years previous experience in an electronics hardware role
  • Hardware design experience a definite advantage
  • Proven ability to manage projects to a tight timescale
  • Previous employment and job-related duties in a mining industry, heavy equipment, mobile machinery a plus
  • Previous hands-on knowledge of engineering, including: software, integration, embedded systems, trouble shooting, and problem-solving capabilities a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and proven documentation capabilities
  • Customer-focused, with ability to work in a team environment as well as individually
  • Detail oriented, rigorous, motivated self-starter
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, deadline focused work environment

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.

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