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Celebrating its 80th year 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 2018. Learn more at




Job Description and Qualifications:


MACHINE OPERATOR – Prep/Graf Hone - 1st Shift


Job Summary:

Set up and operate machines listed in Machine Class C category.  Must be able to use measuring equipment and instruments and stay within specified tolerances.  Must have ability to maintain production rates, and read complex manufacturing prints.


Essential Functions:


  1. Perform all activities in a 100% safe manner and adhere to all KMT EHS guidelines.
  2. Read manufacturing prints.
  3. Measure tools using appropriate measuring equipment/instruments.
  4. Set up machine to manufacture tools/blanks.
  5. Change Hone Media as required
  6. Understand tool geometry.
  7. Manufacture tools to specified tolerances.
  8. Make machine adjustments when necessary.
  9. Operation of Graf Hone.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

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