Machine Operator - Entry Level

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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Summary of job duties:

Qualified Machine Operator -Rod Line will perform all functions associated with the Cutting Process and secondary processes including identifying each cut piece based on the Order’s criteria, inspecting finished product for material defects, and performing final packaging of product for shipment.




o Prepares saw program according to material type and size being cut, and accurately cuts material based on Customer’s Order specifications.

o Verifies correct material length for the job prior to identifying each cut piece.

o Removes cut stock from machine and maintains production count.

o Move raw material stock from Saw Cutting Machines either to Recycling Bins or stock.

o Packages materials for shipments.

o Package finished product for shipping (boxing, labeling, shrink wrapping, etc.) as required.

o Manual labor required for operating machinery.

o Must maintain a strong sense of urgency, self-driven, detail oriented individual.

o Able to read, write, and speak English fluently and clearly.

o Must be detail-oriented, have steady hands, and the ability to follow instructions and interpret drawings.

o Perform all secondary operations, such as polishing and deburring.

o Ensure that no damaged raw material is accepted in and no damaged product is sent out.

o Ability to work in varied temperatures, conditions dependent on outside environment.

o Must be focused on quality and Customer satisfaction.

o Participate fully in product training sessions, meetings, skills training and professional development classes.

o Must be effective working in a fast-paced team environment, and able to see projects through to completion.

o Any other duties assigned by Management.




o High School Diploma minimum or experience/certification in lieu of education

o 6 months – 1 year of work experience 

o Understand and use measuring tools and devices.

o Ability to stand, sit, and possibly lift to 33 pounds

o Must have basic computer skills

Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary Range
$27,000.00 - 33,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Goshen, IN 46526, US