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Longwall Controls & Automation Project Engineer

  • Wollongong, NSW 2500 Full Time - Permanent

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  • Job no: 15102

Komatsu is a world leader in the technology behind state of the art earthmoving, mining, construction and utility equipment. Komatsu’s vision is to be indispensable to our customers by having the most professional, skilled and engaged people who drive innovation. With over 3,000 employees across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and New Caledonia, progressing our business forward is a key element of our success. At Komatsu we consider ourselves family where we meet challenges together, solve complicated problems together, strive for a better future together and most importantly enjoy ourselves whilst developing great friendships. Your Success is Our Success.

The Opportunity:

Komatsu is currently seeking an exceptional Longwall Controls & Automation Project Engineer to join our team in Wollongong, Moss Vale, Rutherford or Rockhampton.

The main focus of this role will include:

  • Manage the delivery of Controls and Automation projects to mine site operation, including software and hardware availability, installation, commissioning, documentation, training and field resource requirements
  • Develop and facilitate Flawless Start-up plans, standardize equipment and system commissioning plans
  • Develop and facilitate mining system performance ramp up plans
  • Manage the receipt of customer automation queries and complaints
  • Provide advanced technical and application support to investigate field issues
  • Provide guidance for machine assemblies to ensure assembly and installation of optional equipment is done in accordance with sound factory guidelines
  • Manage the completion of Customer Retrofit Improvement Safety Programs (CRISP)
  • Provide recommendations to the Sales and Marketing teams in preparation of engineering specifications for OE sales opportunities

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • Trade or Engineering qualification in electrical or automation discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in longwall mining or automation with an emphasis on field application
  • Exposure to mining systems and applications

 The successful candidate would ideally have:

  • Working knowledge of longwall mining system planning and operations at a mine site
  • Intimate knowledge of field engineering problem identification and resolution processes
  • Detailed knowledge of appropriate Australian Standard, Mines Department regulations and Hazardous Area standards
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage and take responsibility for undertaking a remotely supervised role
  • Project management and ability to conceptualize and plan a scope of work
  • Demonstrated customer management experience and skills, contractual awareness


Komatsu offers a zero-harm culture in the work place, competitive remuneration package, and to drive success we employ people with different skills, abilities, cultural backgrounds, experiences, preferences, ethnicities and from different generations. Join the Komatsu family and you’ll become a part of a dynamic, supportive and inclusive work environment, with opportunities for career progression on a global scale, training and personal growth.

  • Published on 17 May 2019, 4:42 AM