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CNC Machinist


Whitehouse, OH, US

REQ ID:  40029

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 Machinist


Benefits Start Day 1 (Health Insurance, PTO Accrual, and 401K Employer Match, etc) 


Operating an automated machine such as a CNC or other machine via either a single step or process that does not include a multi-step or multi- production process.  Sets up complex, customized production equipment to manufacture company products.



  • Manufactures sufficient quantities of quality products at or below budgeted production costs in order to meet marketplace demand.
  • Sets up equipment operation feed, speed, and temperature; follows established procedures for operating various conventional and/or CNC (computerized numerical control) manufacturing equipment for tasks such as cutting, punching, forming, drilling, tapping, turning, milling and stamping to fabricate, form or shape manufactured parts, tools or parts assemblies from raw materials.
  • Selects and measures raw materials and parts to specifications to prepare for production processing.
  • Resolves issues related to the organization's production, machinery, processing, and/or packaging operations.
  • May include basic level programming
  • Set up and operate, in an efficient timely manner, machine tools, such as mill-turns, mills, lathes, or grinders.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.  
  • Work from and read blueprints as well as setting and checking work to various quality control gages.
  • Move all materials, either physically or mechanically, necessary to complete assignments
  • Perform inspection of machined products by selecting and setting up precision gaging to ensure external and internal quality specifications and requirements
  • Set-up and perform a series of machining operations on all CNC machines.
  • Select proper cutters, determine adjusts feeds and speeds as needed, and replace cutters when dull.
  • May Operate two or more CNC machines simultaneously
  • Responsibilities are within the Manufacturing/Operations Function as a generalist or in a combination of Disciplines.
  • Performs specialized technical tasks required to support operations (e.g., IT development, research support, skilled trade)



  • High School Degree
  • 1-3 years experience
  • Machine operation experience
  • Requires vocational training or the equivalent experience 
  • Technical school certification or Apprenticeship program of completion preferred.
  • Manufacturing experience of 1 - 3 years automated/CNC work experience preferred


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to modify G code programs preferred
  • Ability to handle basic or standard CNC complexity.
  • Complete all necessary documentation, electronic data entries, and communications accurately and timely.
  • Understand written instructions and be willing and able to communicate those instructions to others.
  • Read process instructions and drawings and recognize/attend to details.
  • Adhere to and follow all company safety policies and procedures to assure commitment to a 100% safe work environment.
  • Support the Lean Enterprise initiatives and continuously strive to improve customer satisfaction through improved quality, reduction in waste, and improved productivity.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) methods of dimensioning, as well as proper use and care of precision measurement tools.
  • Knowledge of shop math, including geometry and conversions.
  • Manufacturing and product knowledge.
  • Proven troubleshooting, decision-making skills, and the ability to work in a team-based environment.
  • Interpersonal skills with good communication working in a team environment.  

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: Toledo

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