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Supply Chain Intern - International Operations

Date:  Jan 18, 2023

Oak Creek, WI, US, 53154

Req ID:  26079
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 International Operations Intern, you will be responsible for a range of support activities for the Trade & Customs Compliance/International Operations team.  The team is responsible for ensuring compliance with global regulations.  Activities will include processing international documentation, sending requests for information to process international paperwork and perform compliance analyses, as well as day to day activities, and project support for the Trade and Customs Compliance/International Operations teams.

This position will be based onsite at our Milwaukee Distribution Center in Oak Creek, WI. 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.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Support in processing international shipments
    • Process US export documentation
    • Facilitate with regions, and customs brokers collecting the necessary information to make US Customs clearance
    • Support in country-of-origin determination for manufactured and purchased parts
    • Support tariff number (HTS) and export control classification (ECCN) assignment requests.
    • Support in Free Trade Agreement analysis and qualification process

Qualifications we look for

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or advanced degree in business, logistics, or supply chain management, or similar, from an accredited college or university
  • Sophomore, junior, senior 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
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite products (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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