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Foreman, Welding Shop - Sparwood, BC

Date:  Jul 11, 2024

Sparwood, British Columbia, CA, V0B 2G0

Req ID:  30478
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial, and forestry industries that maximizes 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. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.


Focusing solely on mining, Komatsu Mining designs, manufactures, distributes, and services extensive product lines of highly reliable P&H surface mining equipment and JOY underground mining machinery used to cut, crush, load, and convey coal and industrial minerals worldwide. Customers receive a superior experience through direct relationships with Komatsu Mining's support people and through its services located close to the mines. Komatsu Mining's products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron, gold, and other mineral resources, and the company employs people worldwide.


Komatsu Mining Corp. offers rewarding experiences and unique growth opportunities:

  • Competitive wages: base pay is $65.12/h
  • Comprehensive benefits package (health & dental, vision coverage, healthcare spending account, and life insurance)
  • Personal wellness spending account
  • Company-sponsored registered pension plan (RPP) and matching program.
  • Safety boot voucher
  • Paid vacation
  • Company-supplied tools
  • 4/5 Rating on Glassdoor 
  • Sustainable employment
  • Ability to be a part of an exciting, innovative company developing new state-of-the-art technology and equipment
  • Discussion regarding full compensation package conducted upon initial pre-screen


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Job Overview

Reports to: General Foreman, Shop
Shift: 7x7, 12h days
Location: Sparwood, BC
Relocation: This position does not offer relocation

Key Job Responsibilities


  • Provide safety and production supervision and instruction to shop employees for troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of P&H welding products
  • Receive, prioritize and approve bid packages with the Parts Planner, including providing quotes for mining component rebuilds with pricing and delivery
  • Solve welding technical problems related to customer welding issues, and implement designed upgrades to products during rebuild and or repair
  • Interface with peer members of the service department to provide seamless “one face to the customer” product support
  • Visit customers including attendance at meetings in support of commercial efforts to build the business
  • Maintain all aspects of Joy Global standards, including but not limited to, Safety, Human Resources, Global Quality Standards and Process
  • Point of contact for the mines requesting welding services on the mine site
  • Assign and supervise work tasks to welders, and labourers
  • Assist the Account Managers with technical support in selling the JGC value proposition
  • Assist the Field Foremen with manpower for day services and shutdowns etc.
  • Supervise mechanical component rebuilds, ensure all quality standards are met and required documents are kept up to date
  • Work with Parts Planner to ensure components are delivered on time



  • Journeyman certification in Welding Trade; or equivalent years of experience.
  • Relevant experience & P&H product expertise in the field and shop
  • Understanding of a wide range of welding processes and products
  • Results-oriented team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet objectives/deliverables
  • Ability to mentor and lead a team of trades personnel
  • Computer literacy - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook/Teams
  • Report writing capabilities. Ability to understand FSR, PIR, CCR systems
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings with ease

Additional Information

Komatsu (Joy Global - Canada) is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce strongly contributes to our business growth and product innovation.

As we search for collective healing and true reconciliation, we are striving to build respectful partnerships with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and would like to honour all the traditional territories that make up the land in which we gather, work and play. Komatsu is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, disability, genetic characteristics, or a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.


Accommodation during the recruitment process is available on request.


While we appreciate all applicant submissions, only those considered to be most qualified will be contacted for further assessment. 

Note to Recruiters: Komatsu and its subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Komatsu, directly or indirectly, will be considered Komatsu property. Komatsu will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written, and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.

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