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PVD Coating Operator - 12-hour Rotating Nights

Company: Kennametal, Inc.
Location: Asheboro
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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

PVD Coating Operator- 12 hour rotating night shift

Shift: TBD (12

Job Summary:

Responsible for PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating of various cutting tools, this includes receiving products to be coated (internally and externally), prioritizing product flow, cleaning and/or verifying cleanliness of products to be coated.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform all activities in a 100% safe manner and adhere to all KMT EHS guidelines.
  • Operate PVD Coating Reactors per specific procedures and/or work instructions. This requires the monitoring of temperatures, gas flows, vacuum levels and process timing while reporting abnormal occurrences in the operation of the reactor.
  • Prepare batches for coating which includes cleaning, fixturing, carousel and chamber preparation, unloading and inspection of tools.
  • Require knowledge of applicable hazardous materials including safe handling and disposal of chemicals.
  • General maintenance/cleaning of PVD reactors and area.
  • Additional duties as required.

Qualification and Skills:

  • Hands-on and working knowledge of mechanical and computer-controlled machinery (2+ year experience preferred).
  • Experience with vacuum equipment, preferably with arc PVD reactors, highly desirable.
  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to handle physical workload up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


  • We offer a generous benefits package including but not limited to; Day 1 - Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, PTO, 401(k) with company matching at 6%. Salary determination based on overall experience.

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people. We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Keywords: Kennametal, Inc., High Point , PVD Coating Operator - 12-hour Rotating Nights, Other , Asheboro, North Carolina

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