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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




Job Title: Furnace Operator

Location: Goshen, IN 



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.


Education & Experience


  • High school diploma.
  • Foundry/melting experience preferred
  • Understand oral and written communications and instructions.  
  • Must be able to do basic math.  
  • 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. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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