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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.




CNC Machine Operator, 2nd or 3rd Shift

Location:  New Market, VA


Job Description:

Setup and operation of conventional or CNC machine tool(s).


 Key Job Accountabilities:

Safety: Perform pre-operation checks for both individual machines and work areas. Perform safety inspections required for individual machines and associated equipment. Work in a safe manner consistent with safety policies and procedures.

Production:  Setup and operation of a variety of conventional and CNC machine tool(s) working on part features using prescribed tooling, gauging, and methods

Quality: Manufacture, inspect, and respond accordingly to resolve issues ensuring parts meet established requirements

Delivery: Support functions and process shop orders to meet established due dates.

Cost: Responsible for tracking and problem solving of the materials used and efficient equipment use to reduce cost.

Inventory: Responsible for the management of WIP, raw, and semi-finished materials. Perform cycle counts as specified.

Lean: Participate in lean events and utilize lean processes in daily duties

TPM: Perform daily required TPM on associated equipment

5S: Perform daily required 5S activities for the work area

Data: Accurate and timely recording of required data (i.e. Production, quality, etc) gathering and posting established metrics 

Metrics: Perform daily activities associated with gathering and posting established metrics


Knowledge and Experience:

This position requires: (1) a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma; (2) understanding of basic math, blueprint reading, and gauge-reading; and (3) ability to understand written and oral instructions and communicate with supervisors and coworkers; (4) Basic knowledge and understanding of computer applications and software; (5) must be able to lift 33 lbs. throughout the day. Certification as a Journeyman in the metal trades industry, current enrollment in an Apprentice Machinist Program, or previous machining experience is preferred. Previous manufacturing experience is preferred.


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: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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