Machine Operator – Blank Grind – 3rd Shift

Company Name: Kennametal, Inc.

Location: Greenfield, MA, US - 01301

Job Duration: 2021-04-08 to 2021-05-08


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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.




Job Title:  Machine Operator – Blank Grind

Location:  Greenfield, MA

Job Description:


The primary responsibility of the operator is to maintain acceptable quality and productivity.


Job Responsibilities:

Performance of job-related duties received from department supervisor.  Get work in containers from workcenter, place work aside as directed.  Clean and/or wipe equipment.  Operator replaces hydraulic or lubricating oil.  Responsible to avoid damage to tools and material in process, to equipment, and maintain production, quality, and safety.  Manually count or weigh pieces.  Enter production data into the computer.  Perform other duties, which may be assigned from time to time.


Pick up work in containers as needed from designated areas.  As completed, deliver finished work to designated areas.


Specific to the Flute Grind area, a supermarket of blanks will be established where the Blank Crib will keep an inventory of needed blanks.  Employees will follow the ISO 9000-2000 work instruction GRN-WI-0748 detailing the pick up of blanks and box tags with kit picker using the first-in/first-out (FIFO) method, and final delivery to the staging area.


Setup and operate grinding machines, grinding automatically, semi-automatically, or by hand.  Use scales, micrometers, hook and rake bench machines, snap gages, dial indicators, length gages to check and gauge work.  Finish controlled by operating method of dressing wheel, speed of dressing and proper use of stock removal bar, wheel dressing and stock removal.  Maintain production by rotating between machines, load pieces, and empty and/or unload machine work pans.  Must unload and load each piece on a single OD machine or load vibratory bowl feeder.  Diagnose and remedy minor operating and grinding difficulties.  Check work, adjust and reset machines as required for accurate dimensions and concentricity.  Obtain process checks when required.


Setup requires aligning of machine parts for operation sequence, select work holding and driving methods, wheels, feeds, speeds, replace, true and dress wheels to form.  Setups are exacting and sometimes fairly difficult.  Setups for OD are exacting but not unusually difficult.


The operator is responsible to obtain tooling from the crib, make minor machine repairs to maintain productivity, change wheels, change oil spouts, clean oil pipes, change and adjust belts, etc.  Board work when necessary.


Required Education and Job Knowledge:


Minimum of High School Diploma or GED required.


Use of elementary geometry, algebra, and trigonometric principles together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, table; various types of precision measuring instruments, ability to make minor modifications to NC/CNC equipment programs and the personal computer to input data, interpretation of data and measuring devices requiring advanced skills knowledge.  Equivalent to 1 to 3 years of applied training in a particular or specialized occupation.


Over 1 year up to and including 3 years of experience required.

Equal Opportunity Employer