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Welder C - 2nd Shift

Date:  Apr 3, 2024

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53204-2941

Req ID:  29633
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


  • Performs all the functions of the D Class Welder in addition to production welding on various size weldments using all available SAW process systems.

Includes all the functions of the D Class Welder plus the below activities:


  • Receives work assignment, reviews work instructions, routings and MOP’s, secures and examines drawings to determine welding requirements such as weld location and size, post weld finishing operations, preheat and interpass requirements and type of welding consumables needed.
  • Applies all required PPE as required for the work at hand.
  • Installs proper weld wire type and diameter, and fills hopper with proper flux.
  • Positions weldment using material handling equipment on the floor, support stand or positioner, using all necessary hitching operations.  Repositions weldment as required to complete all welding operations.
  • Sets up any required fall protection equipment, scaffolding, and man lift systems.
  • Sets up preheating equipment and applies and maintains the correct preheat temperature to the area to be welded
  • Positions welding head(s) and selects correct welding parameters for the weld process being used based on electrode type, shielding gas, flux, material thickness, weld joint type and position.
  • Installs run off tabs, flux retainers and additional bracing as needed.
  • Applies FCAW root passes and stringer beads as required and completes other misc. FCAW manual welding per plan.  Adjusts SAW heads/torches and manipulator arm and completes all required SAW welding, post weld finishing and cleaning operations.
  • Removes any temporary run off tabs, flux retainers, bracing and misc. support equipment.
  • Cleans and inspects for proper size, appearance, and quality, makes repairs to his work and cleans surrounding area. In addition, also performs air carbon arc gouging and post weld finishing operations as required.


  • Must be able to communicate well within a team structure. 
  • 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. 

Additional Information


  • Starting wage is $31.38
  • Shift premium Available for off shift roles. 
  • Vacation and personal time after 6 months of service. 
  • Insurance kicks in 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.

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