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Celebrating its 80th year 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




Kennametal has an outstanding opportunity within its Traverse City facility for an EDM Operator/Machinist. This position reports to the Manufacturing Manager and will have long-term growth potential.


Key Duties


  • Set up and operate EDM machines, including tooling changes and programming of CNC controls
  • Preventive maintenance of machinery
  • Inspects parts throughout EDM manufacturing process
  • Perform troubleshooting of mechanical setup, operation and alignment


Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma is required
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in machining
  • Individual must be mechanically inclined, demonstrate strong mathematical skills
  • Able to adapt to computer interfacing and CNC controlling
  • Good communication skills 
  • Must obtain knowledge of the general Health & Safety procedures of Kennametal Inc.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Traverse City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan

Job Segment: Assembly, CNC, Engineer, Machinist, Equipment Operator, Manufacturing, Engineering