3rd shift Braze/Manufacturing Operator


Bedford, PA, US

REQ ID:  44111

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.

Braze/Manufacturing Operator

Shift: 3rd - 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM


Automatic and/or hand braze carbide tips through electrical induction.

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:

(1) a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma;

(2) completion of basic math, blueprint reading and gauge-reading training; and Six months of manufacturing experience is preferred.

(3) ability to understand written and oral instructions and communicate with supervisors and coworkers.

Physical Demand: Lifting up to 50lbs



  • Safety: Perform pre-operation checks for both individual machines and work area. Perform safety inspections required for individual machines and associated equipment.
  • Production:De-burr and clean recesses of steel bodies.
  • Applies flux to tips and places braze material on surface of joint.
  • Set-up and operate conventional braze machines and assemble carbide tips to steel bodies.
  • Work with engineering or supervisor to help establish new braze processes.
  • Perform grinding, blasting, dipping, labeling, reporting, packing as needed to support production.
  • Support other production activities as needed. (ie, T&D, Maintenance)
  • 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 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
  •  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)

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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