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Manufacturing Specialist IV - Production Technician - Water Jet - 3:00 p.m. to11:00 p.m.

Work Location : Kansas City, MO (Mfg Plant)    

Functional Area : Manufacturing  

Number of Openings : 1  


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.


We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.

Location Address: 4840 E 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate production equipment including machine set-ups, change overs, total productive maintenance (TPM), preventative maintenance (PM), autonomous maintenance (AM), and quality checks as needed.
  • Perform complex tasks related to machinery, equipment and operating procedures.
  • Operate computer systems to input production and test data.
  • Perform all in-process inspections and document as required.
  • Make recommendations for changes to improve processes, equipment or test method.



High school diploma or nationally recognized equivalent required. Machine technology courses or related experience preferred.


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience operating manufacturing equipment area preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred).


  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, math and team skills required.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms.
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and initiative.
  • Demonstrated participation in problem solving activities.
  • Demonstrated skills in and participation on teams.



Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.


Blount’s global manufacturing and distribution footprint includes manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, China, and Europe. Blount offers products under the brand names OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, and Pentruder.  For more information, visit


Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.