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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

Responsible for charging the furnace with metal, melting the metal, and pouring it into a second furnace while maintaining specified temperatures to manufacture welding rod. Monitor computerized controls involving temperatures. Check material weights for correct value. Perform and document the operation of the furnaces. Must keep area stocked and cleaned. 


Key Job Accountabilities

Job performed without constant supervision. Incumbents are responsible for the furnace performance. Commitment to working safely and understand all safety procedures. Deviations in routine are handled according to operating procedures and/or work instructions. Operator responsible for following inspection control plan, assuring product is processed according to proper routings, specifications and the quantity and style are correct. Work to meet daily departmental production goals. Must be reliable and dependable. Communicate safety, quality, and product issues with supervisor, team members, and across shifts. 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. 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 three to six months.


Problem Solving 

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


Physical Demands

Frequent standing, 8+ hours a day, intermittent walking, occasional reaching, bending, kneeling and squatting with break opportunities.  Lifting objects weighing an average of twenty pounds (some reaching as much as, but not more than, thirty-three (33) pounds). Will be required to pass a Respirator Medical Evaluation


Work Environment

Potentially dangerous environment working around high-temperature furnaces. Dust collection and system in place. Safety glasses with side shields and safety shoes required.  


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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