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Carbide Press Operator


bedford, PA, US

REQ ID:  35636

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.

Carbide Press Operator

Weekly Rotating Shift





Produce pressed carbide powder blanks. Working with 15, 30, and 45 ton press.

This position works under the supervision of the Supervisor - Manufacturing, or in their absence, the designee. Duties are performed without constant supervision. Assignments are made daily, and results are reviewed daily or as needed.



Education, Knowledge and Skills


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Completion of basic math, blueprint reading and gauge-reading training.
  • Ability to understand written and oral instructions and communicate with supervisors and coworkers.
  • Basic computer knowledge is a plus.



Key Job Accountabilities


  • Perform pre-operation checks for both individual machines and cell area. Perform safety inspections required for individual machines and associated equipment (i.e., Light curtain, tonnage meters, fill shoe, crane, etc.).
  • Operates press at optimal level to meet or exceed established daily production rates that are assigned by shop orders.
  • Inspect parts to meet established ISO requirements.
  • Assist in pulling shop orders, support functions and tooling change-orders to meet established due dates.
  • Responsible for tracking and problem solving of press tooling to reduce cost.
  • Responsible for WIP management for both powder and green parts.
  • Participate in lean events and utilize lean processes in daily duties.
  • Perform daily required TPM on presses and associated equipment.
  • Perform daily required 5S activities for presses and work area.
  • Perform daily activities associated with gathering and posting established metrics.
  • Accurate and timely recording of required data (i.e., Production, quality, etc.).





  • Adaptability
  • Analytical Skills
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Communication
  • Conscious Restraint/Maturity
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Performance Driven
  • Practical Judgment/Disciplined Problem Solving
  • Sense of Urgency/Proactivity
  • Teamwork


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: Somerset

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