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NSG Field Machinist

Date:  Jan 9, 2023

Kilgore, TX, US, 75662

Req ID:  22882
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 Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

We are currently looking for ten (10) Field Machinist  to support our National Service Group (NSG) team.

Our National Service Group (NSG) is a project-based team that travels across the US completing large equipment assemblies, overhauls/outages, and relocations for a variety of mining equipment for our clients. 

Projects will have varying durations with some lasting 3 - 4 months, and during this time the NSG works long shifts and can be away from home for 3 - 4 weeks at a time. When not assigned to major projects, the individual will be required to support other regions as needed to complete assigned duties of the NSG team.

The successful candidate of this role will be comfortable with the sporadic nature of this business and be able to adapt to changing environments and work processes.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Primary focus on a safe work environment and employing safe work practices on a consistent basis.
  • Ability to identify solutions to resolve a variety of component repair and preventative maintenance concerns.
  • Minimize rework by closely following work scopes and manufacturing operation procedures.
  • Use prescribed procedures to inspect part(s) and product(s) produced to assure compliance to specifications that will eliminate defects, scrap, rework, etc.  Ensure part(s) meet all Customer Quality requirements.
  • Interpret work orders, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Secure and fabricate necessary tools and materials following verbal or written instructions, samples or prints.
  • Utilize measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers, height gauge and other measuring equipment needed to complete work.
  • Maintain a billable rate according to department and company objectives.
  • Prevent loss which may result from negligent inspection or testing; from spoilage or wastage of raw or in process materials.
  • Any other duties as appropriate and required.
  • Maintain proper tooling to perform essential job duties.
  • Ability to draw prints of existing components.
  • Layout material for manufacturing and repair operations.
  • Ability to operate line bore and bore tec.
  • Knowledge of OEM drawings.
  • Plan and lay out work, utilizing basic knowledge of trigonometry and geometry.
  • Welding experience, fabrication and build up work.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 8 years’ experience with CNC machining, line boring or equivalent education/experience required.
  • Understanding of component structural integrity and metallurgy.
  • Use of advanced trade’s mathematics, together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, handbook formulas, all varieties of precision measuring instruments.
  • Intense and exacting mental and visual attention.
  • Ability to utilize interpersonal and communication techniques, working in a team environment, and dealing with a wide variety or personalities and communication styles.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Skills in performing mid-level math skills efficiently and accurately (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fraction and decimals).
  • Ability to work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines and at all times demonstrates cooperative behavior with coworkers and Lead.
  • Ability to communicate information clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, handbook formulas.
  • Ability to use all varieties of precision measuring instruments.

Additional Information

  • Read and understand prints (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)).
  • Ability to operate cutting torch with oxy-acetylene and/or oxy-propylene.
  • Operate both vertical mills and horizontal mill and VTL (Shop Service).
  • Knowledge of CNC equipment capability and daily maintenance (Shop Service).
  • Experience with manual and CNC machining equipment (Shop Service).
  • Computer skills (CNC Machinist) (Shop Service).
  • Perform threading of all types (Shop Service).
  • Set up manual and CNC equipment (Shop Service).
  • Operate lathes and drill presses (Shop Service).
  • Ability to read and edit program with G&M codes (Shop Service).
  • Machining of parts on manual and CNC Machines to provide specifications or prints (Shop Service).
  • Flexible work schedule and flexibility with travel based on the overall needs of the company. (Field Service).
  • Operating overhead crane and rigging
  • Operate cranes on service truck (Field Service).

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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