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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.

Job Summary and Mission

Handling and arranging various styles of inserts receiving chemical vapor deposition coating (CVD) in heats to allow coating of all critical areas ensuring a quality product.  Visually inspect CVD coated inserts.  Unpack incoming product for CVD coating.

Description of Responsibility

Build heats for CVD furnaces.  Place inserts in appropriate predetermined fixturing according to process.  Perform quality inspection and quantity verification of incoming product prior to coating.  Record inspection results. Originate documentation to accompany heats through the Coating Focused Factory.  Visually inspect coated carbide inserts with unaided eye and microscope. Verify product and style match route card.  Transfer inserts to next work center.  Conduct daily housekeeping of work area and pass on pertinent information to oncoming shifts.   

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. Must be reliable and dependable. Communicate safety, quality, and product issues with supervisor, team members, and across shifts.

Knowledge and Skills

Able 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.  Is able to handle inserts with fingers without chipping.   Understand proper use of 30X Microscope.  Communicate with inspectors, supervisors, and managers.  Proficiency reached in four (4) weeks or less.

Work Environment

The environment with controlled temperatures and dust collection systems. Safety glasses with side-shields required. Safety shoes required. Gloves, cut-resistant gloves when necessary.

Physical Demands

Intermittent walking, reaching, sitting/standing, and bending. Lifting insert trays weighing no more than twenty-five (25) pounds.

Problem Solving

Run orders by the due date. Follow the control plan. Assignments and instructions communicated orally and carried out by standing guidelines. Problems solved by consulting co-workers and supervisor.

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: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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