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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.

Operator Mill

Mill Room Operator 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observe all safety rules and wear appropriate PPE. Report all safety incidents, unsafe acts, and conditions.
  • Weigh-grade powder.
  • Load and unload mills
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Equipment Used: Personal Protective Equipment, scales, forklift, chain hoist, pallet jack, steam cleaner, and a floor cleaner



  • All Levels of Management 
  • Manufacturing Personnel
  • Other Kennametal Firth Sterling Facilities


Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Must be able to read and write
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Record-keeping skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment 


Physical Requirments:

  • Must be able to climb 4 ft. ladder
  • Must be able to use both hands at the same time while pushing, pulling, twisting, bending, lifting, stopping, and walking
  • Must be able to work for long periods, while standing 
  • Must have good eye/hand coordination with all physical movements well-coordinated 


Job Conditions  & Hazards:

  • Moderate Dust
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25kgs
  • Potential strains, pinch points, and lacerations.


Education Guidelines:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to read, write, perform basic math (addition, subtractions, multiply, and divide)


Experience Guidelines:

  • Prefer at least one year of experience in a manufacturing environment


Behavioral Dimensions:

  • Safety Awareness
  • Initiative 
  • Quality/Attention to Detail
  • Analysis/Problem Assessment
  • Teamwork
  • Demonstrate the 6(S) Concept: Safety, Sift, and Sort (Organize); Stabilize (Orderliness); Shine (Cleanliness); Standardize (Adherence); Sustain (Self-Discipline)

Reports to: Manufacturing Supervisor 


Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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