Production Operator (1st Shift)


New Albany, IN, US

REQ ID:  44076

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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Production Operator

1st Shift


Duties and Responsibilities

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


Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Record Keeping Skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment.


Physical Requirements

  • 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, stooping 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 maximum of 33 pounds.


Education Guidelines

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


Experience Guidelines

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



Reports to: Manufacturing Supervisor


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.

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