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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 www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Furnace Operator - 3rd Shift  (Sign-On Bonus!)


Key Job Responsibilities:

Load and unload fixtures with product into furnaces. 

Ensure that the product is set up correctly and sufficiently clean. 

Ensure adequate gas supply. 

Replace gas tanks as needed. 

Ensure targets and melts are adequate to run the process being loaded. 

Perform test on standards to ensure coating thickness and adhesion are within specifications. 

Perform batch cleanings at proper intervals.  Will be responsible for setting up and separating product. 

Keep area and equipment clean.


Key Job Accountabilities:

Job performed without constant supervision. 

Incumbents are responsible for the furnace performance. 

Job duties are performed with latitude. 

Supervisors must be notified of any deviation from operating procedures.


Knowledge and Skills:

Understand oral and written communications and instructions. 

Must be able to do basic math.  Need to be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and co-workers. 

Possess the mechanical skills to do the necessary batch cleaning. 

Must be able to read and understand operating procedures. 

Knowledge and ability to perform necessary actions in emergency situations such as power outages, etc. 

Proficiency reached through on the job training in twelve to eighteen months.


Problem Solving:

Solve furnace-related problems by using learned knowledge and reasoning skills and by consulting supervisors and co-workers.



GED or High School Diploma 

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: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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