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Database Engineer @ Komatsu



Purpose of the position
The primary goal at Komatsu is to unify and streamline its operations by transforming its existing structure into a cohesive and collaborative entity. The vision involves consolidating the subgroups within infrastructure into one cohesive team, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose among team members. There's a clear emphasis on creating a more inclusive group dynamic, strengthening the collective identity of the team. 

The purpose of the Database Engineer will lie on aiding and elevating the technical support, addressing complex issues, and paving the way for future improvements in resource management, adopting new technologies, and team expansion. The Database Engineer will play a pivotal role in addressing complex technical challenges and contributing to the ongoing transition to Microsoft Azure.

Tasks and responsibilities
3rd Line Support: Taking charge of escalated technical issues and providing advanced support beyond the capabilities of the 1st and 2nd line support teams. Resolving complex problems related to the organization's IT infrastructure, databases, and applications.
Proactive Problem Solving: Anticipating potential issues and developing proactive solutions to prevent disruptions in the IT environment. Conducting thorough root cause analyses for recurring problems and implementing preventive measures.
Technology Implementation: Contributing to the implementation and integration of new technologies, with a specific focus on the ongoing transition to Microsoft Azure. Collaborating with the external partner, Insight, to ensure a seamless and effective migration to the cloud.
Team Collaboration: Collaborating closely with colleagues, especially with Chefu Desiré, Database Administrator,  to ensure efficient problem resolution and contribute to a positive team dynamic. Sharing knowledge and insights with team members to foster a collaborative and learning-oriented environment.
Strategic Planning: Contributing to the long-term vision of project-oriented work and actively engaging in initiatives to enhance the overall IT infrastructure.
Documentation: Maintaining comprehensive and accurate documentation of system configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting processes. Creating documentation that facilitates knowledge transfer within the team.
Continuous Learning: Staying abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in databases. Actively seeking opportunities for professional development and acquiring new skills that align with the evolving needs of the organization.


Background and experience

  • Knowledge of databases (SQL, Oracle, DB2);
  • A background in infrastructure is strongly preferred;
  • Previous experience as a Database engineer or similarly is required.


  • Team Player and Networker;
  • Curious Nature;
  • Integrity and Confidentiality Awareness;
  • Drive and enthusiasm;
  • Curiosity and eagerness to learn;
  • Hands-on approach;
  • Cultural sensitivity.


Proficiency in both English and Dutch is preferred. However, proficiency in English alone is also acceptable.


This role presents a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual to contribute to the databases of Komatsu, working on an international scale and navigating the evolving goals of Komatsu.

  • You will work in a dynamic and international environment, with colleagues all over Europe;
  • The perfect fit for those who likes a challenge;
  • Steep and fast learning curve;
  • Possibilities to enhance technology knowledge (DB2, SQL).
  • Following your onboarding process, it will be possible to work 3 days per week from home.
  • Komatsu is renowned for producing high-quality and durable machinery and equipment used in various industries. Their products are known for their reliability and performance.
  • The company emphasizes innovation in its product development, incorporating advanced technology to enhance efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability.
  • With a global footprint, Komatsu operates in numerous countries, providing equipment and services worldwide, ensuring accessibility and support for customers globally.
  • The company focuses on developing eco-friendly technologies and machinery, aiming to reduce environmental impact through efficient fuel consumption and emissions reduction.

Amon is the exclusive recruitment partner for this position.
If interested, please do not hesitate to contact Louise De Potter,


Database Administration / DBA

Database Engineer @ Komatsu

Komatsu is one of the largest worldwide manufacturers of construction, mining and utility equipment, and also delivers forest machines and logistics. They have manufacturing operations across the globe, including in Japan, Asia, America and Europe. Komatsu has been present in Europe since 1967, where they have several production plants. The headquarters of Komatsu Europe is  located in Vilvoorde.

Komatsu Europe International, located in Vilvoorde, is the European Headquarter of the Komatsu Group, which is based in Tokyo, Japan. 

After first being located in Antwerp and Haren (Brussels), KEISA was set up in Vilvoorde in 1973. They import and distribute Komatsu construction, mining and utility equipment to European and North African countries and supervise European legal and financial operations.

Komatsu Europe Parts Operation is the Parts Distribution Center for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Stocks of Komatsu Genuine Parts and consumables are maintained centrally at the KEPO warehouse, in Vilvoorde. A sophisticated central parts system is directly linked to Komatsu Sales and Service Organizations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Currently there are almost 300 people working at the Komatsu Europe Headquarters and Parts distribution center in Vilvoorde: technical experts, sales profiles, logistic and administrative staff, etc. 
These people come from wide-ranging backgrounds and jobs, and share common characteristics such as perseverance, commitment, analytical skills, efficiency and trustworthiness: the very image of Komatsu machines.

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