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CNC Operator


Rogers, AR, US

REQ ID:  40392

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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


CNC Operator - 2nd Shift and 3rd Shift 

Benefits Start Day 1 (PTO, Health Insurance, 401K Employer Match, Tuition Assistance, etc)



  • Set-up and operate equipment involved in the manufacturing of extrusion dies and related components
  • Edit or make minor programming adjustments
  • Abide all safety procedures, rules, regulations, and maintain a clean work area
  • Operate equipment involved including: CNC Lathes, CNC Mills, (vertical and horizontal) and Precision Grinding equipment
  • Conduct inspections and use equipment involved including: dial indicators, micrometers, depth micrometers, and Vernier calipers
  • Follow department procedures and schedules
  • Install tooling and machine fixtures, select speeds, feeds, machine sequence, and make all necessary machine adjustments
  • Obtain quality specifications during set-ups and approve set-ups for other machine operators
  • Work from assembly drawings, product or tooling drawings, schedules, route sheets, specifications, and samples
  • Identify and report all drawing errors to the supervisor.
  • Investigate malfunctions of equipment, make all necessary adjustments as required and/or replace standard defective components
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance of equipment checking, oil, lubrication, fluids and coolant levels, as required
  • Notify supervisor regarding need for maintenance repair and unresolved difficulties with parts, tooling, and prints
  • Perform any manner of operations within the department as required or determined by the supervisor and/or current workload
  • All of the above should be accomplished under minimal supervision



  • Minimum 2years of experience required in all operations listed above or
  • Technical / Vocational education
  • Blueprint Reading     
  • High School Diploma or equivalent  
  • Operators must have a basic understanding of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry




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.


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