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Wet Blast KBU Auto Operator


Orwell, OH, US

REQ ID:  35082

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.


Wet Blast KBU Auto Operator

3rd Shift



Benefits start Day 1: Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability

6% match on 401K

8 paid holidays

Additional 32 hours of PTO



Chemically clean carbide inserts. Remove debris and minor coating defects.                                                    


Key Job Responsibilities


  • Scope inserts to verify visual characteristics.
  • Determine success of blast based on visual appearance.
  • Adjust pressures and times on blaster machine as needed. 
  • Monitor machine processes as needed.   
  • Run, teach, train automation.
  • Tooling change over.
  • Scan in correct information. 
  • Perform preventative maintenance during shift, weekly and monthly according to guidelines.     

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.                                                      


Education, Knowledge and Skills


  • Must have High School diploma or GED.
  • Ability 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 for ISO Procedures, and work instructions.   
  • Can handle inserts with fingers without chipping.  
  • Understand proper use of 30X Microscope. 
  • Communicate with set-up persons, inspectors, supervisors, and managers. 
  • Proficiency reached in eight (8) weeks or less.
  • Complete classes in insert identification in six (6) months or less.                                                         

Work Environment     


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


Physical Demands                                                    

Approximately eight hours standing with two break opportunities per eight-hour work period. Intermittent walking, reaching, sitting, and bending. Lifting insert trays weighing no more than twenty-five (25) pounds.                                                         


Problem Solving        


  • Run orders by due date.
  • Follow control plan.
  • Assignments and instructions communicated orally and carried out by standing guidelines.
  • Routine problems solved by operator using learned knowledge of insert style, production processes and machine familiarity.

Recurring problems and decisions receive supervisor attention.            


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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