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Victoria, BC, CA

REQ ID:  42383

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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.





Flexible Day Shifts:  4 x 10hr. Shifts: Monday- Thursday or Tuesday- Friday 6:00 AM- 4:30 PM or Monday- Friday 6:00 AM- 2:30 PM


Hourly pay is $39.34 with OT opportunities.


Kennametal a Global company with approximately 10,000 employees worldwide, focuses on Energy, Mining, Aerospace, and Machine Tool Technologies. We have a cutting-edge manufacturing plant in beautiful Victoria BC. Our team is world recognized for making core drill components for NASA’s Perseverance Rover on planet Mars.


Live in one of Canada’s top places to work, play and raise a family. Enjoy all that beautiful Vancouver Island has to offer. Enjoy a work life balance with flexible day shifts to fit in with your lifestyle. We have a permanent full-time position available for a ticketed Red Seal Millwright.



Journeyman Red Seal Millwright, successful completion of a 4-year millwright apprenticeship program preferred.

May consider 2nd or 3rd-year apprentice. 


Job Description and Duties 

·  Prioritize safety and work within compliance of established environmental, health and safety standards, including LOTO and JSA procedures and WSBC reg’s.

·     Participate in daily toolbox and safety team meetings and take part in corrective actions on safety work orders and safety tracking.

·     Install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot all plant areas and plant machinery and building equipment, and re-locate and move heavy equipment and parts.

·     Perform predictive, preventative, commissioning and decommissioning operations and vibration analysis and oil analysis functions.

·     Read blueprints, schematic drawings, and service manuals to determine work procedures and perform measuring and layout use of dials, micrometers, vernier calipers and lasers.

·     Service hydraulic and mechanical presses and powder material handling, including process pumps and vacuum pumps, fans, blowers, process piping and valves, tanks/sumps/vessels, compressors, conveying systems/dust collection, robotics and automated equipment, HVAC, boilers and furnaces, all types of grinders, lathes, milling machines.

·     Service fluid power systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, and vacuum systems.

·     Service mechanical power transmission components and systems including prime movers, shafts, bearings and seals, couplings, clutches and brakes, chain and belt drive systems, gear systems to precise tolerances.

·     Operate and maintain rigging equipment cranes/hoists/lifts.

·     Perform SMAW, GMAW, GTAW welding process, CNC waterjet/plasma cutting, fabrication design and oxy acetylene torch work.

·     Machine shop duties/design on manual and CNC lathes, milling machines, surface grinders.

·     Prioritize work according to production demands and major project coordination.

·     Research, test and develop modern technology, equipment, and maintenance practices.

·     Obtain quotes from contractors for work to be performed and/or parts to be purchased.

·     Use CMMS computerized maintenance system to track work orders and preventative maintenance schedules and order parts and materials.

·     Use of Solidworks and AutoCAD and use of 3D printer.

·     Help train and mentor mechanical apprentices and other tradesmen.

·     Safely operate forklift, AWP/scissor lifts, company truck.

·     May be required to other shifts/overtime as required.


Education, Training &/or Experience:

·     Journeyman Certificate of IP Qualification in the trade of Industrial Mechanic/Millwright (Canadian recognized) preferred

·     Grade 12 or GED equivalent (Canadian recognized)

·     Valid Class 5 driver’s License in province of BC.

·     Forklift ticket, AWP/Scissor lift certification.

·     Communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.

·     Be able to perform lifting duties as required.

·     Have good interpersonal, organization and teamwork skills.

·     Be self-motivated and be able to work under limited supervision.

·     May be encouraged to pursue training in a complementary trade/field to become multi-skilled


Benefits include:

·   Flexible 10 hr. Day Shifts “Mon to Thurs”  or “Tues to Fri”  - 3 days off per weekend.

·     Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life

·     Pension Plan

·     80 hrs. of Vacation per Year

·     Plus 1 floating Holiday

·     Company-paid training and development

·     Free onsite employee parking

·     Paid work boot allowance

·     Recognition initiatives for safety and KPI performance

·     Company social events – eg. annual salmon fishing derby

Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.


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