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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.

 

Machine Operator

3rd Shift

 

This position works under the supervision of the Production Supervisor.  Most areas of responsibility are reviewed on a daily basis.  Direction is given daily. 

 

Knowledge:

Use of elementary geometry, algebra and trigonometric principles together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, table; various types of precision measuring instruments, ability to make minor modifications to NC/CNC equipment programs and personal computer to input data, interpretation of data and measuring devices requiring advanced skills knowledge.  Equivalent to 1 to 3 years of applied training in a particular or specialized occupation.

 

SAFETY – Operators are expected for follow all safety programs established by the Company.  They are responsible to operate all equipment in a safe manner and wear required personal protective equipment at all times.

 

TOLERANCE – As close as .001

 

TOOLING - Loading/unloading devices, scale, micrometer, optical comparator, metal cutting tooling, tapes, control panel, power heads, multi-spindle head, in-process and post-process gauging equipment, wrenches, indicators, steady rests, auto orienting equipment, abrasive wheels and/or belts, center tools, etc.

 

DUTIES - Clean and/or wipe equipment.  Fill lubricating and/or hydraulic oil reservoirs in machines.  Keep limit switches clean.  Perform daily routine maintenance.  Responsible to avoid damage to tooling and material in process, to equipment, and to maintain production, quality and safety.  Manually count or weigh pieces.  Enter production data into computer.  Operator responsible to obtain tooling from crib.  Perform other duties assigned from time to time.

 

Operator is responsible for making minor machine repairs to maintain productivity, such as relieve jams, change coolant spouts, clean coolant pipes, change and adjust belts, and other minor repairs as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Get bars of steel of varying weights from floor racks adjacent to the workcenters, load machines, unload pieces from machine bed, separate chips, count pieces, and place pieces in pans at machine.  Replace oil in machines, changes tooling.  Setup and operate a group of cutoff machines on a variety of tools and sizes, working with average tolerances of .001 and over.  Setups are exacting but sometimes difficult.  Some tools are furnished ground, the operator must sharpen others.  Plan operations sequence, select cams, tools, feeds and speeds.  Devise tooling setup to perform the operations, gage work, replace dull tools, worn wheels and diamonds, diagnose and remedy operating and tooling difficulties.  Inspect pieces as required.

 

Must be able to understand blueprint projections and dimensions, extract data from print to set up machine, follow written instructions, and enter and edit on a CRT.

Must have ability to explain machine problems in technical terms, have basic indexible insert cutting tool knowledge, know decimal relative values and orders of magnitude, comprehend multi-dimensional axes of motion, have basic cutting tool knowledge, make tool condition decisions, identify different types of cutting tools, know how to properly install tooling, identify and access different product programs, know how to access different individual program line blocks for data input and/or minor edits, keep tooling organized check parts for burrs and damage, visual inspect bar stock for proper size, have knowledge of tool geometries to perform machine operations, call up alarm descriptions and reference to manual, know machine interference limitations, and know individual machine code formats.

 

 

Experience:

 

Over 1 year up to and including 3 years.

Use of elementary geometry, algebra and trigonometric principles together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, table; various types of precision measuring instruments, ability to make minor modifications to NC/CNC equipment programs and personal computer to input data, interpretation of data and measuring devices requiring advanced skills knowledge. 

Equivalent to 1 to 3 years of applied training in a particular or specialized occupation.

Use of judgment to plan and make decisions as to the sequence of set ups, operations, and processes, including minor modifications to pre-programmed computer routines within the limits of recognized or standard methods or practices.

Moderate physical demand with continuous lifting or moving light weight material and very light weight in difficult work positions. 

Frequent lifting or moving average weight. 

Occasionally lifting or moving heavier weight.

Continuous mental and visual attention; usually repetitive work or diversified operations requiring constant alertness or activity.

Normal care is required in operating equipment or performing duties to prevent injury to others.  An accident, should it occur, would result in lost time injuries such as severe fractures, loss of fingers or toes, eye injuries or health hazards not incapacitating in nature. Injuries, should they occur, would result in loss of time due to causes such as severe fractures, loss of fingers or toes, eye injuries, or some exposure to health hazards not incapacitating in nature.

 

Education:

 

High School Diploma or GED.

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: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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