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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




Press Set-Up Operator

Orwell, Ohio 



Description of Responsibility

Assemble tooling and powder for order being pressed. thoroughly clean previous tooling as it is removed and set-up press to run new order. Inspect tooling as needed and maintain presses, make adjustments to eliminate quality defects.  Set-up automatic pick-off and weight control units adjust according to order label.   Scan production information. Operate press and tip set as needed.


Knowledge and Skills


Able to do 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 ISO Procedures, and work instructions.   Is able to handle green (soft) inserts with fingers without chipping.   Understand proper use of  30X Microscope.  Communicate with set-up persons, inspectors, supervisors, and managers.  Proficiency reached in twelve (12) months or less. Must complete classes in insert identification within six (6) months or less within starting the position. 


Education and Experience


Must have High School diploma or GED.


Work Environment

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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