Mining Trucks Tech Expert

Date:  15 Nov 2023
Location:  Katy
State:  TX
Country:  US
Company:  LTTS


Duties & Responsibilities

This position will:
•    Champion the industry-leading Mining Trucks development process using lean product introduction processes.
•    Support the development and execution of Mining Machinery product and marketing strategy, product cost and technology strategy. 
•    Study the industry trends and carry out technical research on benchmark enterprises and competitive products.
•    Assess customers’ requirements and convey this information to LiuGong R&D Teams in China.
•    Set up a project team, formulate a project plan, carry out technical research, product feasibility and product definition, support detailed design and test verification of new product development, etc., and be responsible for the success or failure of product research and development.
•    According to the project plan, plan resource requirements, implement the project development in accordance with the project management requirements, and be responsible for the quality of the project development process.
•    Act as a coach and mentor to engineers throughout the company to help raise the level of engineering within the company. 
•    Share ideas for continuous improvements on the Mining products and on best practices for the team (tool, process, document format). 
•    Competency and desire to become and stay expert in his/her domain of technology. 



Education and Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or other related engineering degree—Graduate degree preferred and Minimum fifteen years product development experience or equivalent in Mining Machinery, Construction Equipment, or off-road machinery. 
•    Deep expertise in mining truck structural design and analysis in truck suspension, weldment, casting, and forging.
•    Or deep expertise in mining truck steering systems, hoist systems, brake apply systems, brake cooling systems, suspension systems.
•    Knowledgeable of the key product overall configuration, product performance parameters, master key product technologies, configuration matching and component selection, and have certain research on products. Can guide and conduct product knowledge training for personnel at all levels.
•    Be proficient in the performance characteristics of competitors' products and be able to analyze the competitive highlights and shortcomings of most brand products.
•    Proficient in product-related standards, able to organize the layout and establishment of corporate standards for major products. Knowledge in diesel engine, electrical control, and powertrain electrification.
•    Knowledge of business principles and concepts. 
•    Ability to work transversally with different teams and interface easily with other engineering disciplines.
•    Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.




  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  •  Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  •  Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge of heavy mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  •  Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  •  Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with complex topics.
  •  Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  •  Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally in a proficient manner; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  •  Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; aids and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  •  Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Creative problem-solving and analytical skills will be a benefit. We are seeking someone who has performed well without daily supervision and who can quickly resolve problems with creative solutions. 
  • Team / Interpersonal Skills – The Product Specialist must effectively gain the support of indirect resources within LiuGong. This position will also be viewed as the “go to person” for answers to product related questions.
  • Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.
  •  Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  •  Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  •  Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  •  Mathematical Skills - Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  •  Reasoning Ability - Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  •  Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Current drivers' license.
  •  Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  Employee is regularly required to climb, bend, squat, kneel and occasionally to smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move, requiring twisting or turning up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.
  •  Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  •  The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.