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Automatic Bar & Chucking Machine Operator


Bedford, PA, US

REQ ID:  38410

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.

Job Title: Automatic Bar & Chucking Machine Operator

Location: Bedford, PA
Shift: 3rd shift (11:00pm – 7:00am)


Job Summary and Mission:

Set-up and operate automatic bar & chucking machines to produce finished bodies.


 Key Job Responsibilities:


  • Safety:
    • Perform pre flight checks for both individual machines and work area. Perform safety inspections required for individual machines and associated equipment
  • Production:
    • Operates chucker(s) at optimal level to meet or exceed established daily production rates.
    • Inspect machined tools visually and with the use of gauges, micrometers, calipers, etc.
    • Recognize, change, and replace worn tooling, make adjustments as needed.
    • Prepare for and assist the Set-up person in machine changeover.
    • Perform daily preventative maintenance procedures.
    • Work as fill-in for machine operators as needed.
  • Quality:
    • Inspect parts to meet established ISO requirements.
  • Delivery:
    • Process shop orders to meet established due dates.
  • Cost:
    • Responsible for tracking and problem solving of the materials used and efficient equipment use to reduce cost.
  • Inventory:
    • Responsible for management of WIP and components. (i.e., carbide inserts, drills, tool holders, etc.)
  • Lean:
    • Participate in lean events and utilize lean processes in daily duties.
  • TPM:
    • Perform daily required TPM on chucker(s) and associated equipment.
  • 5S:
    • Perform daily required 5S activities for chucker(s) and work area.
  • Metrics:
    • Perform daily activities associated with gathering and posting established metrics.
  • Data:
    • Accurate and timely recording of required data (i.e. Production, quality etc)

Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates

  • This position works under the supervision of the Supervisor - Manufacturing, or in his/her absence, the designee. Duties are performed without constant supervision. Assignments are made daily and results are reviewed daily or as needed.
  • This position requires:
    • 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 two years of Bar & Chucker Operator experience, or equivalent machining experience
    • A forklift’s operator’s license.
  • Certification as a Journeyman in the metal trades industry, or current enrollment in an Apprentice Machinist Program is preferred.

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: Somerset

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