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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.

SAFETY – Employees are expected to follow all safety programs as described by the Company, wear personal protective equipment at all times, and be familiar with the safe use of products and chemicals used on the job.  Employees are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for all employees.


Responsible to comply with federal, state, and local and safety codes and environmental regulations.


EQUIPMENT USEDConstruction hand tools (electric-pneumatic – gas-operated), cement mixers, machine moving equipment (dollies, chains, jacks, rollers, electric winches, forklifts, etc.) carpenter tools, plumbing & steam fitting tools, snow blower, Personal tools as a hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, scales, etc.


Equipment and tools are specific to trades requiring licensing and certification by State or Federal regulations example:  D.C. Welders, arc welding & torches, sheet metal brake and formers, oil burners and boilers, loaders and hoisting equipment, wastewater treatment, etc.


Gages & instrumentation for testing air conditions, boilers, etc.


Bench saws, planers, sanders & other power equipment.


DUTIESClean and or wipe equipment.  Normal operator maintenance of equipment is responsible to prevent damage to tools, materials, equipment, and to maintain efficient performance, quality of work, and safety of others.  Enter wage production, or other data into the Data Collection computer as directed.


Do maintenance work that is greatly diversified, such as oil burner installation, repair, maintenance, welding, and sheet metal work.  The employee will perform in a workmanlike manner, with a minimum of or no supervision except to specified objectives and priority.  Do specialized maintenance or construction skills recognized as requiring certification or licensing by State or Federal regulations, and those specialized long training skills as a rigger, plumber, or burner installation and repairman, sheet metal man, welder or heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment (refrigeration), wastewater treatment, environmental compliance equipment.


Employee to direct a crew of men on a job and get it completed with a minimum of supervision from the plant engineer or supervisor.


Lays out and makes patterns for various work assigned.  Cuts, bends, forms solder, or welds various sheet metal fabrications such as machine guards, splash guards, tanks, ductwork, and any other metal fabrication required by the plant.  Uses various equipment to perform the above duties such as power saw, small break, large break, roll formers, lock formers, power shears, power rolls, drill press, and any other electric or hand tools associated with the subject craft.


Repairs and fabricates various baskets required for various washing equipment, sandblasting equipment, heat treat equipment, and any outside work contracted by the Greenfield Plant.  Also fabricates various fixtures and performs all welding work as designated.  Fabricates from print or sketches any related steelwork necessary to the manufacturing operation.  Uses various equipment to perform the above duties such as power shears, power saws, hand cut off tools, D.C.  Welding, equipment, gas welding, and brazing equipment, torch cutting equipment, power sanders, grinders, blenders, roll formers, drill press, pedestal grinders, brakes, and any other electric or hand tools associated with the subject craft.


Must be able to set up, adjust, understand, clean, maintain, and repair:

  • Burners for proper fire
  • Boilers (also prepare for inspection)
  • Feedwater pumps and system
  • Oil feed pumps and system
  • Vacuum pumps and system
  • Water softener and treatment system
  • Water receiver and strainer system
  • Heat exchangers and their related pumps
  • Automatic electric boiler control systems
  • Automatic valves
  • Hand valves
  • Nozzles
  • Electrical safety equipment


The maintenance of the boiler includes preparing them for inspection which consists of cleaning fire tubes, flushing out and draining boilers, cleaning inside of the firebox, breaching flues and chimney, and preparing all safety equipment.  Must use standard tools supplied by individuals as well as tools and equipment supplied by the company such as amp meter, ph meter, fire tube scrapers, tube vacuum cleaner, large size wrenches, pipe threading machine, drill press, pedestal grinder, and other related tools as necessary for the job.


Occasionally performs other similar duties as assigned or instructed by department supervisor.


Education: 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 a 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.


Experience: Over 1 year up to and including 3 years.

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: Springfield MA

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