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Manufacturing Engineer - Automation/Programmer

Company: Komatsu
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Job Overview

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Analyzes engineering drawings, solid models, sketches and design data of part to determine operation and program requirements. Participate in the development of production methods and procedures for the most cost-effective method to produce Komatsu/P&H components without compromising quality.
  • Creates and maintains Welding Robotics Programs and associated NC programs. Establishes machine speeds and feed rates, configuration of weld paths. Maintains solid models used for generation of toolpath and NC code in manufacturing database and program files in machine operator accessible database. Process operator program returns by revising program and process sheets.
  • Creates outline/process sheets used to fabricate components.
  • Maintains catalogue of tooling/fixturing used at each facility and establishes sourcing of tooling. Purchase necessary tooling as needed and/or set up in tooling inventory control.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements and carries out improvement actions.
  • Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure capability of meeting part requirements. Leads or assists projects to upgrade, replace and procure new equipment.
  • Participate in pre-production product design reviews and concurrent engineering efforts to ensure manufacturability of the product design.
  • Examine welding & machine tool equipment, tooling, processes and operations to determine opportunities for cycle time reductions, setup reduction, quality improvements and work with cross functional team(s) to implement changes. Provide technical support for rebuild, upgrade and enhancement of existing equipment, replacement of worn-out equipment and procurement of new equipment to support manufacture of Komatsu/P&H Products. Evaluate vendor proposals and make recommendations.


    • Bachelor's degree is highly preferred. Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and Journeyman's status or 5 years of experience in the welding/machining trades or equivalent.
    • Welding/Fabrication Background & Robotics experience is a major plus. (ABB, Yaskawa)
    • Knowledge of / experience with Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Development software; Design software; Manufacturing software, specifically CAM and Database software.

      Additional Information

      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.

Keywords: Komatsu, Milwaukee , Manufacturing Engineer - Automation/Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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