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Auto Depack Operator



REQ ID:  39359

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



Auto Depack Operator


Job Summary

Separate and inspect sintered heats.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Dis-assemble sintered heats.
  • Inspect for physical and metallurgical defects.
  • Separate individual orders and match to proper route cards.
  • Attach sintered sample to route card as appropriate. 
  • Separate good from scrap inserts placing scrap in appropriate receptacles. 
  • Perform all required documentation. Clean and re-coat sintering trays as needed.
  • Perform routine maintenance on Curtain Coater as required.
  • Deliverer separated/sintered inserts to proper focus factory.  
  • Sinter Depack automation will include identifying what Production Orders coming out of Sintering are routed to Sinter Depack Automation. 
  • Operator will build a load of graphite trays on the in-bound conveyor belt of Sinter Depack. 
  • Production Orders will be scanned via a barcode reader in the correct order. 
  • Operators must have the ability to work with the Sinter Depack Automation Interface, troubleshoot, load/unload empty Manz Trays, inspect inserts, RFID read/write, Operate/Program the Keyence, and push standard work carts into and out of the automation cell.  
  • Sustain 6S standards through good housekeeping and execution of standard work. 
  • Follow all company safety procedures in completion of job duties. 
  • Verify that all safety related devices, machine guarding, signage are in place and functioning prior to releasing equipment for production. 
  • Wear required PPE for the job function.              


Key Job Accountabilities

  • Commitment to working safely and understand all safety procedures.
  • Deviations in routine are handled according to operating procedures and/or work instructions.
  • Operator responsible for following inspection control plan, assuring product is processed according to proper routings, specifications and the quantity and style are correct.
  • Work to meet daily departmental production goals.
  • Communicate safety, quality and product issues with supervisor, team members and across shifts.
  • Communicate safety, quality, product issues with supervisor, team members and across shifts. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers by willingness to take on additional responsibility and/or support.


Education, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to perform basic math.
  • Ability to read and understand defect criteria, insert identification, blueprints, routings and operating procedures. 
  • Ability to use a personal computer and various software such as SAP MII, locate information in QMS, and on the Kennametal Intranet for Procedures, and work instructions.  
  • Ability to handle inserts with fingers without chipping.  
  • Understand proper use of 30X Microscope. 
  • Communicate with set-up persons, inspectors, supervisors, and managers. 
  • Must be reliable and dependable. 
  • Requires accuracy critical to customer satisfaction. 
  • Good math and logical thinking skills are essential to understand automated systems and isolate problems. 
  • Proficient knowledge of mechanics, computers, and basic math skills. 
  • Proficient in windows application, SAP MII software, access QMS to verify procedures and defect criteria. 
  • Proficient in blueprint reading, understand insert dimension and how to correlate to machine performance. 
  • Proficient in troubleshooting issues, determining root cause, and conducting repair. 
  • Proficient with various instruments and hand tools, microscopes, etc. 
  • Solid understanding of quality requirements, ability to make accurate decisions.


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.

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