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CNC Gantry Mill Operator - (1st Shift)

Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53214

Req ID:  27988
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.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Directs and helps set up and operates a CNC controlled boring, milling and drilling machine; performing all machining operations possible on this machine tool.
  • Receives work assignment; secures drawings, program & work instructions; determines tools, fixtures, & machining requirements such as speeds, feeds, & dimensions; determines sequence of operations when required; keeps cutting tools in proper working condition. Presets tools, loads them in tool changer.
  • Helps hitch & with aid of OHC, positions work piece on floor plate. Directs helper and assists setting up work piece; makes close measurements and uses appropriate shims, fixtures, parallels, jacks, clamps, etc. to locate piece to predetermined points from end, top & side of the floor plate as directed by the work instructions and/or Technical support.
  • Downloads program into control and performs all machining operations. Manually deburrs and inspects work pieces to print tolerances using, machine probe, manual inspection tools and gauges.
  • Selects proper cutting tools and attachments as needed and secures to bar or spindle; sets speeds and feeds or may feed tool manually into cut; adjusts coolant; observes operation closely; checks dimensions and makes adjustments as needed.
  • Directs helper to gather all tooling and fixtures required in advance of next operation. Verifies and documents machined part per the print. Then removes piece from table and cleans table of all chips and coolant as required. Applies rust preventative to machined surfaces. Maintains tooling and set up equipment.
  • Performs very close tolerance machining operations such as milling, boring, drilling, reaming, tapping, facing, and keyway milling on parts. Notifies Team Lead or Technical Services and/or Production Supervisor for any process improvements.
  • Dresses, grinds, or sharpens own tools as needed; lubricates machine and assists with cleaning and repair of own machine when required.


  • Previous CNC Machine Operation.   Prior Gantry Mill experience is preferred.     
  • Must be able to communicate well within a team structure.
  • Available for work approximately 40 hours per week.
  • Ability to work 1st Shift.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task and be flexible.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality-always.
  • Team oriented.
  • May be asked to work weekends. Ability to work weekends as needed.

Additional Information


· Starting wage is $32.98/hour

· Shift premium Available for off-shift roles.

· Vacation and personal time after 6 months of service.

· Insurance after 75 days of 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.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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