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Operator Maintenance-UK


Newport, WLS, GB

REQ ID:  34703

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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Maintenance Operator


An excellent opportunity has become available to join Kennametal as a Maintenance Operator at our Newport facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing an effective and efficient planned and responsive maintenance service to the production teams, with a high level of focus on Safety



  • To complete the planned maintenance program on specified machines according to plan
  • To respond to production breakdowns in a timely manner
  • To use own initiative and experience to solve production problems as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • To accurately log details of machine breakdowns and actions taken to remedy them
  • To undertake training on the maintenance of new equipment as required
  • To take part in process improvement teams, utilising your own knowledge and experience to identify and drive improvements


Job Requirements :

  • 5 years experience in a Production Maintenance environment
  • Educated to HNC level or equivalent e.g., time served apprenticeship
  • Ability to problem solve on variety of equipment
  • Must work on own initiative and in a team environment in a busy manufacturing environment
  • Able to read and understand technical drawings



  • Knowledge of pneumatic control systems
  • FLT license
  • Welding/pipefitting skills
  • Basic electrical knowledge


Base Location

  • Newport Facility situated on Leeway Industrial Estate, NP19.


  • Competitive basic salary, shift allowance and benefits package.

Hours of work

  • 12hr Day shift, 4 days on - 4 days off includes weekends.



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