Furnace Operator (2nd Shift)


New Albany, IN, US, 47150

Onsite or Remote: 
REQ ID:  43320

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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Furnace Operator

Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM- 11:30 PM


Come grow with a technologically advanced, cutting-edge, manufacturing company with unlimited growth opportunities, a great team-first culture based upon our unique cultural values, in an environment that places safety and quality first in all we do for our customers!  The New Albany facility is a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art plant with leaders who listen, act, and care!  Come join the Kennametal team!


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.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working 100% Safely
  • Control and monitor multiple furnaces and perform other daily duties per instructions and procedures
  • Build, load, and unload furnaces to accommodate production
  • Communicate with peers, Team Lead, and Management on all aspects of the department
  • Drive forklift, use walk behind forklift or pallet jack
  • Prioritize work and troubleshoot problems
  • Completing daily TPM and department cleaning


  • High School Diploma or GED is required
  • Three - five years of furnace, brazing and heat treating experience is strongly preferred
  • Three - five years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work weekly overtime as needed
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of computer applications including Microsoft Office and databases is preferred


Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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