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IT Intern, Digital Innovation (RPA)

Date:  Jan 9, 2023

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53204-2941

Req ID:  25988
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the mining, forestry, industrial, and construction industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, and Modular Mining products and related services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.

Job Overview

At Komatsu, we create value through manufacturing and technology innovation to empower a sustainable future where people, businesses, and our planet thrive together. As an intern at Komatsu, you will have the opportunity to apply your education in a real-world setting; participate in significant, value-adding projects alongside an experienced mentor, and support your team members in achieving department goals that impact our business and beyond.

How you will help us create value together:

As an RPA Digital Innovation Intern, you will be responsible for a range of support activities for the digital innovation team. The digital innovation team works with leading technologies such as UIPath to help move the business forward. Activities will include streamlining our business processes by building out Bots so our workforce can focus on more value-added activities and learning and assisting in evaluating new technologies by building out POC’s to determine how Komatsu could implement such technologies as a strategic advantage.

This position will be based onsite at our South Harbor location in Milwaukee’s Harbor District! The target start date for this role is Summer 2023 and has potential to be extended into the Fall 2023 school semester. We offer full-time hours during the summer and flexible part-time hours during the academic year. This role is currently not eligible for remote work or relocation. 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Build automation workflows with RPA platforms including UiPath and Microsoft Flow. 

  • Perform solution evaluation, building, testing and documentation

  • Adopt agile approaches focused on delivering business value in shorter increments

  • Facilitate requirement gathering sessions to define functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Stay engaged with digital innovation communities, keep up to date with relevant trends & developments, and attend relevant conferences as needed

  • Evaluate new technologies as they become available and determine how Komatsu can utilize these as a strategic advantage for our customers.

Qualifications we look for

Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or advanced degree in Information Technology (IT) or Computer Science (CS), or similar, from an accredited college or university
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, of master’s level student in good academic standing
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team towards a goal
  • Excellent organization and personal time management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess effective problem solving and critical thinking skills; ability to be creative and resourceful when needed
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Able to use Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite products (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in or aptitude to learn about careers in the heavy equipment industry
  • Desire to develop applications using state of the art AI platforms, UiPath, PowerApps, Flow
  • Understanding of basic software development fundamentals, preferably in C# and/or Visual Basic
  • Able to develop strong working relationships with team members and the user community.
  • Ability to connect with business users and actively teach new technologies.

What makes Komatsu's intern program unique

The Milwaukee Internship Program is rooted in community, collaboration, and innovation. Intern program perks include:

  • Several Intern-inclusive networking opportunities such as:
    • Meet & greets with executive leadership
    • Volunteer Week
    • Appreciation Events
    • End-of-Summer Capstone presentations
    • Company-sponsored travel opportunities
  • Access to amenities at Milwaukee HQ’s including a coffee shop, cafeteria serving breakfast and lunch, and free onsite fitness center
  • Potential to come back or join us as full-time employees
  • Real-world project work alongside local, regional, and global team members
  • Mentorship from experienced subject-matter experts in your field

We’re excited that you’re interested in an internship with Komatsu, and we look forward to reviewing your application! While you wait for future communication from our team, we encourage you to learn more about our business by visiting

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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