Operator - Shafting Cell - 3rd Shift

Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53214

Req ID:  26512
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

  • Sets up and operates CNC Mill / Turn Center, CNC OD Grinder, Gear Hobber / Spliner.  Performing all machining operations possible on these machine tools.  Final inspections, as necessary.
  • Reviews schedule on the Cell PC (Personal Computer) for all equipment in the cell and determines next jobs to run and sequence; secures drawings, charts, tool sheets, programming package, including programming master; refers to set up procedure, drawings, etc.  Determines sequence of operations, presets tools, and loads them in tool changer, spindle heads, etc. as specified, manually edits programs and adjusts machines as required. Selects, loads parts in machines, hitching and positioning. Centers work piece between head and tail-stock or occasionally tightens in jaws chuck handling piece manually or hitching and positioning with aid of floor operated overhead crane or hoist; uses mandrels, dogs, steady rests, center plugs, and fixtures as required. Attaches and balances grinding wheel to spindle as needed.   
  • Safely Performs close tolerance machining operations such as Milling, Drilling, Boring, Grinding, Counter Boring, Spot Facing, Tapping, Reaming, hobbing, Splining, etc.  Manually deburrs as needed. Inspects work pieces to print and routing specifications.  
  • Obtains and returns tools, plus fixtures, as required.  Mounts Hob on arbor as required. Checks depth of cut and monitors tool wear adjusting as needed.  Performs external hobbing, single indexing and hob drop operations in accordance with ASA/AGMA standards for splines and gears.  
  • Performs final inspection on cell parts, and documents, as required.      
  • Cell team members are expected to operate all pieces of equipment and perform all functions within the cell to ensure optimum flow of material in order for the Shafting Cell to meet schedules and goals. Responsible for running all pieces of equipment in the cell, in process scheduling, inspection of parts, and documentation of same, minor assembly requirements, processing paperwork, and material movement of parts going through the cell. Performs preventative maintenance on machines per schedule.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area, including equipment, performs all assignments in a safe manner, and in accordance with established inspection procedure 





  • CNC Machine Operation experience.  Experience with CNC Milling/Turning Center, CNC OD Grinder, Gear Hobber / Spliner is preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate well within a team structure.
  • Available for work approximately 40 hours per week.
  • Ability to work 3rd 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 $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