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Welder D - 2nd Shift

Date:  Apr 19, 2024

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53214

Req ID:  27841
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 manual and mechanized welding using various weld processes on various size weldments.
  • Receives work assignment, reviews work instructions, routings and MOP’s, secures and examines drawings to determine welding requirments such as weld location and size, post weld finishing operations, preheat and interpass requirements and type of welding consumables needed.
  • Initiates, through supervision, the correction of errors by Engineering and Processing.
  • Applies all required PPE as required for the work at hand.
  • Positions weldment using material handling equipment, including all necessary hitching operations. Repositions weldment as required to complete all welding operations(not including structure turns).
  • 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
  • Selects correct welding parameters for the weld process being used based on electrode type, shielding gas, material thickness, weld joint type and position.
  • Positions welding equipment including wire feeder and boom cart.
  • Installs and removes run off tabs and additional bracing as required.
  • Performs production welding including single and multiple pass fillet and groove welds in all positions, works in confined space while in awkward body positions, welds with one of both hands at extended reach in areas they cannot completely access. Welds, cleans and inspects for proper size, appearance, and quality, makes any repairs to their work, and cleans surrounding area, and stamps welds. 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.
  • 1+ years experience in MIG welding is required.
  • Must pass a PTA, FC-1, FC-2, FC-3(flux core levels).
  • 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 $29.80/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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