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With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Technical Process Operator - Carbide Pressing Department 

Rotating Shifts


Job Summary

Our Technical Process Operators within the Carbide Pressing Department are responsible for daily set up, maintenance, operations, and running of an EP 30 Pressing Machine. Our machines are state of the art presses that are NC (numerical controlled) with robotics attached to them. 


Key Job Responsibilities


  • Working in a team environment safely, operating complex production equipment and tools in the manufacture and packaging of various products.
  • Following blueprints, guidelines, diagrams and schematics to ensure product and customer specifications and tolerance levels are met.
  • Executing equipment calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and sustained production.
  • Modify existing equipment and helping design new equipment for continual manufacturing process improvement, providing quality control and in-process production testing.


Key Skills


  • Quality Management – Knowledge of quality management methods, tools, and techniques and ability to create and support and environment that meets the quality goals of the organization.
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail
  • Conflict Management – Understanding how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts
  • Effective Communication
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Productivity Orientation – knowledge of the factors that influence productivity and ability to maintain focus on organizational factors that maximize operational performance.
  • Gemba Kaizen / Continuous Improvement – Knowledge of the principles
  • Lean Manufacturing – Knowledge of the philosophy, principles and implementation approaches to lean manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Equipment – Knowledge of the electrical, mechanical, and logistics equipment used in manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Operations – Knowledge of the day-to-day operations of a manufacturing plant or facility
  • Manufacturing Safety – Knowledge of methods, accepted practices, considerations and regulatory requirements related to manufacturing safety.
  • Robotics/Computer Controlled Machinery – Knowledge of robotics technologies and computer applications; ability to implement and operate them in an automated manufacturing environment.
  • SPC (Statistical Process Controls) – Knowledge of the concepts, methods, tools, and objectives of statistical process controls.


Education & Work Experience


  • High school diploma
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience required

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Somerset

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