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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Welder Apprentice



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023

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

Komatsu’s welders perform single and multi-pass welding using a variety of welding techniques including GMAW (MIG), Submerged Arc, and GMAW-P to fabricate chassis for Komatsu’s world-class electric mining trucks.  Welders will work from blueprints, manufacturing plans, and welding drawings to setup and weld structures.  These individuals will safely and efficiently perform all aspects of fabrication.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Komatsu’s welders perform all phases of chassis fabrication for Komatsu’s mining trucks.  This includes sub-component fabrication, frame setup, weldout, and
  • Perform cleanup of their own welding passes
  • Correct welding flaws identified by visual, die penatrent or U/T inspection
  • Will use cranes to move plate steel and components to setup welding.
  • May use information systems, as necessary to perform job duties.
  • May work closely with Engineering Department.
  • Works from engineering prints, routings, and procedures with minimum supervision.
  • Will be responsible for quality and safety of own work including the utilization of appropriate protective equipment.


  • Level 1 candidates will demonstrate mechanical aptitude as documented.  Must have completed a post high  school Welding program and 1 year of applicable experience. background in welding with the ability to run multiple pass welds, weld in vertical up position, mig, torch cut, read blueprints, and do own set-ups from prints and weld procedures.  Must be able to read a tape measure and have knowledge of metrics. 
  •  Level 2 candidates must have completed a post high school welding program.
  • Welding proficiency will be documented through written and skill demonstration welding tests

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.