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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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2018. Learn more at




Press Set-up Operator - Multiple Shifts
Kennametal – Orwell, OH



We have an immediate need for a Press Set-up Operator. The Press Set-up Operator will assemble tooling, set-up and maintain presses, and assist operators in producing a quality product.

Specific Duties


  • 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.



Education & Skills


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Technical training and/or certifications are a plus. 
  • Ability to follow a Control Plan, associated defect criteria. 
  • Follow assignments and instructions communicated orally and carried out by standing guidelines. 
  • Routine problems solved by operator using learned knowledge of insert style, production processes. 
  • Recurring problems and decisions receive supervisor and/or engineer attention. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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