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Manufacturing Operator - Braze


Bedford, PA, US

REQ ID:  39842

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.

Manufacturing Operator - Braze 


Third Shift 



Braze carbide tips onto steel bodies through electrical induction heating on Automatic Braze lines. Visual inspection of all components during assembly. 



  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma.
  • Basic math, blueprint reading and gauge-reading Comprehension 
  • Ability to understand written and oral instructions and communicate with supervisors and coworkers.



  • Safety: Perform pre-operation checks for both individual machines and work area. Perform safety inspections required for individual machines and associated equipment.
  • Production: ƒ Assemble conical bit bodies, braze material, and carbide tips ƒ Operates braze line at optimal level to meet or exceed established daily production rates that are assigned by shop orders.
  • Quality: Inspect parts to meet established ISO requirements.
  • Delivery: Support functions and change-overs 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, braze, flux and steel bodies). Perform cycle counts as specified.
  • Lean: Participate in lean events and utilize lean processes in daily duties.
  • TPM: Perform daily required TPM on associated equipment.
  • 5S: Perform daily required 5S activities for 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) Use additional pages as necessary to fully describe the position accountabilities


  • Adaptability
  • Analytical Skills
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Communication
  • Conscious
  • Restraint/Maturity
  • Initiative Integrity
  • Practical
  • Judgment/Disciplined
  • Problem Solving
  • Sense of Urgency/Proactivity Teamwork



The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under the position title or those to be performed temporarily outside of the employee’s normal job duties. In performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to adhere to all plant safety rules and to all applicable Federal Regulations as set forth in the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employees performing the duties of this position may be exposed to both the handling and/or moving of hazardous material and have been instructed in the proper safe handling/disposal procedures.

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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