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CNC Machinist


Bedford, PA, US

REQ ID:  39878

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: CNC Machine Operator

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


Job Summary and Mission:

Set-up and operate CNC machining equipment.


 Key Job Responsibilities:


  • Safety:
    • Perform pre-operation checks for both individual machines and work area. Perform safety inspections required for individual machines and associated equipment.
  • Production:
    • 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-up’s 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 supervisor/technician/engineer
  • 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, cutters, tool holders, etc.).
    • Monitor supplies per established Kanban system.
  • Lean:
    • Participate in lean events and utilize lean processes in daily duties
  • TPM:
    • Perform daily required TPM on fork lift and associated equipment
  • 5S:
    • Perform daily required 5S activities for fork lift 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 three years of turning, milling and/or Bar & Chucking Machine Operator experience
    • a forklift operator’s license
    • 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.

  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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