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Welder/Fitter - New Product Development

Date:  May 11, 2024

Lively, ON, CA, P3Y 1L7

Req ID:  29944
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 Welder/Fitter will be part of Komatsu’s New Product Development Facility and is responsible for making/fitting and repairing parts used in the construction of the next generation of Komatsu’s underground mobile mining equipment (e.g. LHD’s, Haul Trucks & Drilling Equipment). The Welder/Fitter will also provide feedback to Engineering to make improvements and resolve issues with new prototype machines and will be responsible for ensuring quality products are being produced and maintains a safe, clean and productive work environment.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Use manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal pieces using processes such as gas tungsten arc (TIG or GTAW), gas metal arc (MIG or GMAW), flux-cored arc (FAW), plasma arc (PAW), shielded metal arc (SMAW), and oxy-acetylene (OAW);
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, horizontal or overhead positions;
  • Setting up and operating machinery such as brake presses, shears, plasma cutters, oxy-fuel cutting torches, grinders and drills to bend, punch, cut and form metal components;
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings and schematics;
  • Performing calculations and applying shop formulas and other mathematical methods to develop patterns;
  • Gouge metals, using the air-arc gouging process;
  • Position and secure workpieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools. Utilize material handling, rigging, hoisting and lifting equipment to move completed assemblies safely;
  • Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths;
  • Cut, contour, and bevel metal plates and structural shapes to dimensions as specified by blueprints, layouts, work orders, and templates, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knives;
  • Mix and apply protective coatings to products; and
  • Dismantle metal assemblies or cut scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torches or plasma-arc equipment.
  • Complete required paperwork, as required.


  • College diploma in Welding and Fabrication technician or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in Welding and Fitting trade.
  • Canadian Welding Bureau certification for welding in all positions is required.
  • Experience fitting and welding of off-highway equipment components (e.g., Frames, booms, buckets, hoods etc.) for the Mining, Construction or Forestry industry.
  • Familiarity with the use of jigs & fixtures.
  • Possess a solid understanding of welding equipment and welding accessories.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, geometry and their applications in fabrication.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Ability to read blueprints, drawings, schematics.
  • Good communication skills to work with multi-dimensional team.
  • Willingness to learn.

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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