Heat Treat Furnace Operator

At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering 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 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Learn more at www.kennametal.com




Job Title:  Heat Treat Furnace Operator - 2nd Shift (3 pm - 11 pm)

Location:  Greenfield, MA

Job Description:

Heat treat (Furnace) personnel are responsible of for the heat treat manufacturing process. 

Job Duties:

The duties include washing all required tap blanks in preparation for the heat treat queue for hardening

Keeping the furnace in maximum load efficiency operation.  

It requires setup and the operation of the heat treating furnaces to perform the required heat treating operation of a variety of parts and materials where cycle time, temperature, methods and weights are predetermined.  

Operator sets all instruments and control panels for cycle and temperature. 

Load baskets; start automatic or hand cycle; empty basket after cycle. 

Perform daily maintenance as defined. 

Perform required start-up and shutdown procedures. 

Must be capable of diagnosing mechanical, electrical, and instrument problems and self-correct whenever possible, or notify proper personnel for purposes of minimizing downtime. 

Select and verify heat operation during heat treatment cycles.

Must also maintain and repair minor deficiencies, such duties may include cleaning or wiping down interior of the vessels, inspecting hot zone, and changing panels, pins, and washers as needed.

Also required to do secondary operations such as rust removal and surface treating operations. 

Education and Experience Required:

Must have a high school diploma. 

Prior manufacturing experience preferred. 

Must be willing to work all shifts. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

Kennametal, Inc.
Full time
Greenfield, MA 01301, US