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At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering 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 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Learn more at



PVD Coating set up/Separate

Orwell, Ohio



Job Summary


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


Key Job Responsibilities


  • Build heats for PVD furnaces. 
  • Place inserts in appropriate predetermined fixturing according to process. 
  • Perform quality inspection and quantity verification of incoming product prior to coating. 
  • 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. Accurately  record necessary information. 
  • Transfer inserts to next work center. 
  • Conduct daily housekeeping of work area and pass on pertinent information to oncoming shifts.
  • Operate other equipment as needed.


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.                                                                                             


Knowledge and Skills


  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • 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.                                                                                      


Education and Experience


  • Must have High School diploma or GED.                                                                                


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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