Machine Operator 2nd shift
Kennametal NA

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

About Kennametal

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 and defense, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 8,700 employees are helping customers in nearly 100 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2023. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Machine Operator

2nd shift: 2:45pm - 11:15pm

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 the finished product for material defects, and performing the final packaging of the product for shipment.


  • Prepares saw program according to a material type and size being cut and accurately cuts material based on Customer's Order specifications.
  • Verifies correct material length for the job prior to identifying each cut piece.
  • Removes cut stock from the machine and maintains production count.
  • Move raw material stock from Saw Cutting Machines either to Recycling Bins or stock.
  • Packages materials for shipments.
  • Package finished product for shipping (boxing, labeling, shrink wrapping, etc.) as required.
  • Manual labor is required for operating machinery.
  • Maintain a strong sense of urgency, a self-driven, detail-oriented individual.
  • Must be detail-oriented, have steady hands, and have the ability to follow instructions and interpret drawings.
  • Perform all secondary operations, such as polishing and deburring.
  • Ensure that no damaged raw material is accepted and no damaged product is sent out.
  • Focused on quality and Customer satisfaction.
  • Participate fully in product training sessions, meetings, skills training, and professional development classes.
  • Must be effective working in a fast-paced team environment, and able to see projects through to completion.
  • Any other duties assigned by Management.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 6 months - 1 year of experience with metal cutting preferred
  • Understand and use measuring tools and devices.
  • Ability to stand, sit, and possibly lift up to 33 pounds
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Able to read, write, and speak English fluently and clearly.
  • Ability to work in varied temperatures, and conditions dependent on the outside environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount
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