2nd Shift CNC Operator


Bedford, PA, US

REQ ID:  43570


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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

CNC Operator

Bedford, PA

Shift: 2nd - 3:00pm - 11:00pm



Set up and operate CNC machining equipment



  • Perform daily cleaning tasks in assigned work area and 5S activities as requested
  • Participate in lean/quality events as requested
  • Understand the specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading blueprints, mechanical drawings etc.
  • Perform pre-operation checks for both individual machines and the work areas. Perform safety inspections required for individual machines and associated equipment
  • Set up and perform a series of machining operations on all CNC machines
  • Select proper cutters, determine and adjust feeds and speeds as needed, and replace cutters when dull
  • Make machine set-ups when standard procedures are not established
  • Operate two or more CNC machines simultaneously
  • Select and install CNC programs and make minor adjustments to meet product specifications as needed
  • Suggest and submit major CNC program changes and efficiency improvements to the supervisor/technician/engineer
  • Perform daily activities associated with gathering and posting established metrics
  • Responsible for management of WIP and components (i.e., carbide inserts, drills, cutters, tool holders, etc



  • A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma
  • Completion of basic math, blueprint reading, and gauge-reading training
  • The ability to understand written and oral instructions and communicate with supervisors and coworkers
  • A minimum of three years of turning, milling, and/or Bar & Chucking Machine Operator experience
  • A forklift operator’s license; and (6) Basic knowledge and understanding of computer applications and software
  • Certification as a Journeyman in the metal trades industry or current enrollment in an Apprentice Machinist Program is preferred



Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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