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Pre and Post Coat Production Operator ll (2nd shift)

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



Pre/Post Coat Production Operator (2nd Shift)

Orwell, Ohio




Job Summary


Kennametal in Orwell has multiple new opportunities for experienced Machine Operators. The Pre and Post Coat Production Operators are responsible for running multiple units to include, top and bottom grinding machines, Hone Setup, Vapormatt and Vaquablast machines. This is an outstanding role where you will utilize your mechanical aptitude to help the plant contribute to its modernization initiatives.



Job Description


  • Set up and operate any or all of the following top and bottom machines: 11" & 18" Blanchard, G&L 350 waxer, Stahli, and/or Waida. Install, change, and dress  grinding wheels where applicable.  Determine amount of stock to remove while working within tolerances.    G&L 350 Operator also waxes and unwaxes inserts on metal plates and screws down and unscrews inserts from metal plates.  Gage inserts to insure proper dimensions. 


  • Set up and run the vaquablast machine,  run tooling and media tests, prepare inserts on rods or fixtures as appropriate for blasting.  Pull samples and perform dimensional and visual inspections of product and record inspection results.  Separate scrap from good inserts, document accurately. Scan correct production information. Operate other equipment as needed.


  • Run Vapormatt machine, prepare trays for washing by securing screens and remove after blasting.  Scope inserts to verify visual characteristics. Determine success of blast based on visual appearance. Adjust pressures and times on blaster machine as needed.  Monitor machine processes as needed.    Scan in correct information.  Perform preventative maintenance during shift, weekly and monthly according to guidelines.


  • Set up and operate any of the following machines:  Automatic and Manual Hones: Vaqua, Oasis, Packermatic, Guyson and/or Sinjet. Load and unload inserts from multiple machines.  Orient inserts before grinding.  Assemble, trim, adjust and install honing brushes and parameters to meet specifications.



  • Scope inserts to verify visual characteristics. Pull samples and Record inspection results on route cart.  Place inserts into proper trays and move them to the next operation. Separate scrap from good inserts, document accurately.  Scan correct production information. Operate other equipment as needed. train new operators when required. Operators should be capable of setting up machines and trouble shooting basic to moderate  problems.                                                                                           


Education and Experience


  • Must have High School diploma or GED
  • Must have mechanical experience/aptitude to operate and troubleshoot production equipment
  • Strong math acumen
  • Hands-on experience with MS Excel and general computer skills
  • Ability and willingness to cross-train on multiple manufacturing platforms
  • Dependability, punctuality, written and verbal communication skills



Equal Opportunity Employer

Kennametal, Inc.
Full time
Orwell, OH 44076, US