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Manufacturing Operator Entry-US


Asheboro, NC, US

REQ ID:  40338

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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Machine Operator
Shift:  Third

Job Summary:

Set up and operate machines.  Must be able to use measuring equipment and instruments and stay within specified tolerances.  Must have the ability to maintain production rates and read complex manufacturing prints.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  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 the 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.


Education and Experience

  • High School Degree or GED.
  • Manufacturing experience of 1 - 3 years.

Basic Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Basic troubleshooting and decision-making skills.
  2. Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within their own area of expertise.
  3. Complete all necessary documentation, electronic data entries, and communications accurately and timely.
  4. Understand written instructions, willing and able to communicate those instructions to others.
  5. Read process instructions and drawings and recognize/attend to details.
  6. Adhere to and follow all company safety policies and procedures to assure commitment to a 100% safe work environment.
  7. Support the Lean Enterprise initiatives and continuously strive to improve customer satisfaction through improved quality, reduction in waste, and improved productivity.
  8. Knowledge of shop math.
  9. Interpersonal skills with good communication working in a team environment. 


  1. We offer a generous benefits package including but not limited to; Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, PTO, and 401(k) with company matching at 6%. EEO.
  2. $14.03/hr starting pay. Salary determination is based on the overall experience.
  3. Shift Differential Pay.
  4. Tuition Reimbursement.

  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.

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