Manufacturing Engineer - Machining Intern

locationMilwaukee, WI, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/25/2024
Manufacturing Engineer
Full Time
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 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.

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 a Manufacturing Engineer - Machining Intern, you will be responsible for a range of support activities for the Manufacturing Engineering/Programming team. The Manufacturing Engineering team works with a variety of departments and develops the Manufacturing operations to setup and machine a variety of gears and parts. Activities will include working with Manufacturing Engineers on cost savings and process improvement projects, building of tools and tool lists associated with programs for Tool Data Management, and developing setups, work instructions, and process sheets with the Programmer.

This position will be based onsite at our South Harbor location in Milwaukee's Harbor District! The target start date for this role is Summer 2024 and has potential to be extended into the Fall 2024 school semester. We offer full-time hours during the summer and flexible part-time hours during the academic year.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering and Operators on cost savings and process improvement projects for CNC Lathes, Boring Bars and Mills.
  • Develop Part Setup Work Instructions
  • Collect, inventory, and update machining tools and accessories for Tool Books for Boring Bars
  • Prepare setup sheets for F3144 CNC Lathe
  • Prepare Zoller Tool Pre-setter Work Instructions
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering with TDM (Tool Data Management); this will include building the tool lists associated with the programs

Basic Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a bachelor's or advanced degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering or related major 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)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous classroom and/or work experience in SolidWorks (CAD)
  • Previous classroom and/or work experience in one or more of the following areas of Programming Software is a bonus: MasterCAM, CAMWorks, Esprit, and so on
  • Interest in or aptitude to learn about careers in the heavy equipment industry
  • Hands-on machining experience is beneficial
Additional Information

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 www.komatsu.com.

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.

Fields of study

  • Machining

Required skills

  • Mastercam
  • Solidworks
  • CAMWorks