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Journeyperson Welder, Welding Shop - Sparwood, BC

Date:  Apr 2, 2024

Sparwood, British Columbia, CA, V0B 2G0

Req ID:  29664
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 $55.92/hour
  • 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: Foreman, Weld Shop

Shift:  7 x 7, 12 hours per shift, rotational between days and nights

Location: Sparwood, British Columbia

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation

Key Job Responsibilities


  • Welding mining equipment, such as electric shovels, haul trucks, drills etc.
  • Proficiency in GMAW, FCAW, SMAW; all positions and able to perform quality weldments with multiple wire sizes.
  • Proficient in Air Carbon Gouging.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshoot and consistently perform welding duties, that meet the company’s quality standards.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision but also participate in the work of other welders and apprentices within the field environment.
  • Proficient in the use of oxy/fuel cutting equipment.
  • Reading and interpretation of blueprints and layout would be an asset.
  • Semi- Automated welding experience would be an asset.
  • Other duties as required.



  • Journeyperson Welder Trades Certification is required.
  • 3-7 years of mining or construction related experience is an asset.
  • Ability to work different rotating shifts
  • CWB FCAW all position is an asset

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. 


Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon 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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