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Celebrating its 80th year 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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2018. Learn more at




Utility Operator

Bedford, PA




The Utility Operator will perform a variety of operations/duties at the Castings operation including primary daily assignments and as a replacement for co-workers. This position works under the supervision of the Manager-Focused Factory-Castings, or in his absence the Lead. Duties are performed without constant supervision. Assignments are made daily and results are reviewed daily.


Job Duties

  • Preheat and close molds
  • Assist in all phases of pouring molten metal into molds
  • Operate shake-out and shot blast machines
  • Separate castings, break up molds, and saw as necessary
  • Inspect, grind, and finish castings
  • Return sand and flask equipment to the molding area
  • Cut, grind and shape riser sleeves
  • Place carbide in molds, must follow blueprint for proper size and placement of carbide
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Inspect and gauge produced parts to blue print specifications
  • Responsible for cycle counts and management of WIP and components (i.e., forgings, semi-finished product)
  • 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



  • A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma
  • Understanding of basic math, blueprint reading and gage reading training
  • Forklift operator’s license
  • The ability to understand written and oral instructions and communicate with supervisors and co-workers


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Somerset

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