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Manual Machinist – Second Shift

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Kadant Black Clawson LLC
September 30, 2022
1425 Kingsview Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036, Lebanon, Ohio
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KADANT BLACK CLAWSON LLC is an established leader in equipment and systems for the international pulp and paper process industries.  For over 145 years, we’ve helped our customers reduce their input costs and improve efficiency through innovative products and technologies.  Our sustainability efforts have been nationally recognized, and Kadant is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange (KAI).  Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in Lebanon, OH, where we design and manufacture our products for customers across the globe.

We currently seek to fill the role of Manual Machinist on second shift (M-TH 4:15 PM to 2:45 AM) to machine parts per blueprint or specific instructions using manual machine tools, such as Vertical Turning Lathes, Radial Drills, Horizontal Mills, Key Mills, Standard Lathes, and Blanchard Grinders, all while advancing KBC’s mission of being a forward-thinking, collaborative, and ethical business.


  • Sets up, adjusts, and efficiently operates manual machine tools to perform diversified and difficult operations requiring close/exact tolerances on products with various dimensions, while working with unusual contours and finish specifications.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors; i.e., speed, feed, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials into machine.
  • Chooses the correct machine tooling for the specified operation.
  • Starts and observes machine operations to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls as required.
  • Cleans and performs basic maintenance on machine, tooling, and parts to ensure that equipment is in optimal production condition.
  • Reports exceptions to the traveler, including hours and material used, to shop lead so the MOM can be adjusted, if necessary.
  • Maintains and inspects cutting tools for sharpness and usability.
  • May weld hard tacks to secure parts as needed.
  • Performs other duties as needed or as assigned.


  • Ability to operate various types of machine tools to perform progressive machining.
  • Ability to read blueprints and plans.
  • Excellent mechanical skills.
  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates KBC values of personal accountability, discipline, trust, and proactive action.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Vocational training course completion is preferred.
  • Must be able to set up and operate manual machine equipment.
  • Also required is the ability to operate forklift and overhead crane, read measuring instruments, and maintain machinery and equipment in the machining trade.
  • Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; anything over 50 pounds requires two people, or the use of a lifting device.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

All benefits, including medical, dental, vision, PTO, and 401k are effective upon hire! Position also eligible for our production bonus plan (up to 2K per year)!

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