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Operator - Setup / Automatic Welder - Gear Welding (2nd Shift)

Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53214

Req ID:  28151
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

  • Set up and operate an automatic welding machine to weld seams which are adaptable to automatic, submerged arc welding on this facility. Lays out work, assembles and tack welds pieces and sections to form weldment. Load/unload & operate stress relief oven. Load/unload & operate table blaster equipment.
  • Receives work assignment; setup, and welding specifications. Secures and examines drawings to determine layout, plan sequence of operations, and visualize completed weldment; determines shrinkage and distortion allowance and plans sub-units when required. Initiates, through supervision, the correction of errors by Engineering or Processing.
  • Lays out work on set-up table, applying shop mathematics and using appropriate measuring and marking tools as required; may use templates and/or fixtures; occasionally improvises fixture for job. When required, uses fork truck to facilitate setup duties. Assembles pieces according to layout, tack welds together, and welds areas that become inaccessible during setup, using arc welding equipment; trims pieces with gas or air arc torch when necessary to obtain accurate fit; burns out holes in weldment when required; heats areas as required with gas torch to fit or straighten piece or weldment.
  • Stamps order and drawing number on weldment.
  • Installs proper diameter wire on reel; refills compound hopper as needed.
  • Inspect and performs preventative maintenance on welding fixtures, tooling and robotic peripheral equipment.
  • Sets current, carriage speed, and voltage control; mounts proper contact jaws; installs fiber nozzle, and checks distance of weld wire protruding from the nozzle.
  • Sets up roller stands, v-block; horses, or adjusts welding positioner for particular job as required.
  • Hitches work piece, and positions with the aid of overhead crane, on positioner, roller stand or horses as required.
  • Places flux retainer, and run-off tabs either by magnet, or by welding to workpiece as necessary; welds stringer beads as needed; removes any scale; positions welding head, and proceeds with automatic welding.
  • Repositions head for any succeeding passes as needed; picks up excess flux with vacuum head and chips weld with air chisel; checks weld for appearance, size, and quality; removes flux retainer; burns off run-off tabs with gas or carbon arc torch.
  • Clean, prep and repair parts as needed for production.


  • Previous welding experience.  Automatic Welding Machine experience is preferred.  Ability to use GTAW, MIG, or FCAW to perform assigned work, as required.
  • Must be able to communicate well within a team structure.
  • Ability to work 2nd Shift.
  • Available for work approximately 40 hours per week.
  • 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 $31.38/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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