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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 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Automated Machine Operator - DePack

Schedule: 3rd Shift - 11pm-7am


Job Summary

Operators will be responsible for running automation to depack inserts from sinter trays into Manz trays and troubleshoot the automation as needed. Automation will measure approximately 5-10 inserts per order within the machine and will require operator intervention if product is out of spec. Operator must load full sinter tray orders and then unload full Manz tray orders from the machine.  


Key Job Responsibilities 

Operator will remove sinter trays from completed heat carts and load into the machine. Scan correct product information. Operator will need to understand measurements taken by the machine and interact with measurement software. Upon completion of order group all Manz trays with applicable route cards in outgoing queue area. Perform light maintenance tasks which include PM's and troubleshooting of machine inaccuracies. Manually sorting bin of spacers to be used in other process area. Follow standard operating procedures to complete orders. Maintain production for multiple lines while performing other duties as assigned.  Complete production records and data entry as required.  Sustain 6S standards through good housekeeping and execution of standard work.  Follow all company safety procedures in completion of job duties.  Verify that all safety related devices, machine guarding, signage are in place and functioning prior to releasing equipment for production.  Wear required PPE for the job function. Insure incoming materials for tray coating meet requirements, including coating viscosity test.  Set up the coating line to the specification for the tray type to be run.  Process trays by curtain coating, spray coating or hand rolling as required.  Inspect finished tray quality, including coating thickness gauge.  Thoroughly clean the line at the end of each run or as required to keep coating from solidifying.  Setup and adjust the tray coat line using touchscreen interface.                                                                                      


Key Job Accountabilities

Commitment to working safely and understand all safety procedures. Required to follow inspection control plan. Ability to verify product defects. Work to meet daily departmental production goals. Communicate safety, quality, product issues with supervisor, team members and across shifts.  Establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers by willingness to take on additional responsibility and/or support.  Some manual depack of non-processable inserts will be required. 


Knowledge and Skills

Able to handle inserts with fingers without chipping.  Understand proper use of 30X Microscope. Ability to communicate verbally.  Able to read and understand routing, insert identification manual and operating procedures. Must be reliable and dependable.  Requires accuracy critical to customer satisfaction.  Good math and logical thinking skills are essential to understand automated systems and isolate problems.  Proficient knowledge of mechanics, computers and basic math skills.  Proficient in window applications, ability to navigate and teach controller new material masters.   SAP MII software, access QMS to verify procedures and defect criteria.  Proficient in blueprint reading, understand insert dimension and how to correlate to machine performance.  Proficient in troubleshooting issues, determining root cause and conducting  repair.  Proficient with various instruments and hand tools, microscopes, etc.  Solid understanding of quality requirements, ability to make accurate decisions. 


Work Environment

Environment with controlled temperatures and dust collection systems. Safety glasses with side-shields required. Safety shoes required. Gloves, heat resistant gloves, cut resistant gloves when necessary. 


Physical Demands

Approximately eight hours standing with two break opportunities per eight hour work period. Intermittent walking, reaching, sitting, stooping and bending. Lifting insert trays weighing no more than thirty-three (33) pounds. 


Problem Solving

 Run orders according to the order selection procedure.  Assignments and instructions communicated orally and carried out by standing guidelines. Routine problems solved by operator using learned knowledge of insert styles and production processes.  Operators work to standard operating procedures (oral and/or written instructions).  Operators use Insert Defect Criteria on the Kennametal Intranet to determine acceptance/rejection of product. 


Education and Experience

Must have a High School diploma or GED

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.”

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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