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CNC Machinist - For Future Interest/Openings

Date:  Sep 15, 2023

Elliot Lake, ON, CA, P5A 2T1

Req ID:  24489
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

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 TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The CNC Machinist is responsible to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and consumables, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.  Produces small batches or large quantities of metal parts and consumables.  Ensures quality products are being produced and maintain a safe, clean, and productive work environment.

Key Job Responsibilities


  • Rotate to various assigned machines as required.
  • Position heavy fabricated metal components in machining fixtures utilizing overhead and jib cranes and other lifting devices per procedure.
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers, etc.
  • Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers, gages, etc.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
  • Follows documented procedures standard work, routings, and blueprints to perform safe and defect free operations to create and machine components.
  • Select the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work.
  • Lay out, measure, and mark metal stock in order to display placement of cuts.
  • Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
  • Maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
  • Clean and lubricate machines, tools, and equipment in order to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter.
  • Program computers and electronic instruments such as numerically controlled machine tools.
  • Set controls to regulate machining, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Confer with engineering, supervisory, and manufacturing personnel in order to exchange technical information.
  • Establish work procedures for manufacturing new structural products, using a variety of metalworking machines.
  • Support metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics.
  • Confer with numerical control programmers in order to check and ensure that new programs or machinery will function properly, and that output will meet specifications.
  • Set up and operate metalworking, brazing, heat-treating and cutting equipment.


  • College Diploma in Machining or Tool & Die or equivalent experience.
  • Licensing as Machinist, etc. is an asset.
  • Knowledge of safe operation of machines and other tools within production facility.
  • Knowledge of machine centers, tools, including their designs, uses and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and their applications in machining.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Ability to read blue prints, drawings, schematics.
  • Good communication skills to work with multi-dimensional team.
  • Willingness to learn.

Additional Information

Customer Service

  • Communicate with co-workers and internal customers as needed, including the passing of work from one shift to another.
  • Builds sound relationships with the workshop team and internal and external customers to ensure smooth operations.  


  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned by the manager.

Safety and Environment

  • Complies with KMC safety policies and applicable government, customer or industry regulations or requirements.
  • Strives to find safer ways for customers to work with Komatsu Mining products.
  • Responsibility to identify and report any unsafe work habits, workplace incidents and / or near misses.
  • Maintains hand tools and equipment to ensure safe operation.
  • Maintains orderly workshop and ensures housekeeping requirements are met.

Personal Leadership

  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in accordance with Company Values and current Company Policies and Procedures.
  •  Actively participates in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Stays current with the industry, customer, product developments, and technical best practices.
  • Maintains local welding certification requirements.
  • Undertakes self-training and development as required. 

Komatsu is 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 protected veteran status.  Accomodations will be provided through the recruitment process upon request.

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