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Machine Operator - Milling (Mid Shift)

Date: May 16, 2019

Location: Kansas City, MO, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location : Kansas City, MO (Mfg Plant)   

Functional Area : Manufacturing 

Number of Openings : 4 

Current Openings : 3.00 


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.


We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.


WORKING LOCATION:  Kansas City Blades Manufacturing Plant, 4840 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64127


BUSINESS PURPOSE:   Under limited supervision, operates computer-controlled machines and robots to perform one or more machine function on metal parts.



Set up and Operate Manual Milling Machines

  • Set up Duplex Mill
    • Select proper cutting tools according to part specification
    • Locate correct center pin
    • Use hand tools to adjust head depth, “Y” axis, clamps and mill length
    • Turn replace inserts
  • Operate Duplex Milling Machine
    • Load / Unload tubs / A-frames / carts
    • Place blade on base plate
    • Use two-hand trip to begin milling cycle

Prepare and Control Vertical Milling Center

  • Prepare Milling Center for Operation
    • Review and enter milling specification into milling center control panel using specifications listed on work order
    • Select proper pin size and plate location using manufacturing specifications for specific part
    • Perform adjustments to mill backstops, clamps, X-axis, milling head, and blade sensors to ensure proper mill length and sharpness
  • Control Milling Center
    • Use either control panel or direct physical activity to operate mill
    • Continuously observe milling center operations to ensure parts conform to specified manufacturing tolerances


  • Physically load and unload parts manually or using proper material handling equipment
  • Locate, read, and understand quality documentation
  • Complete paperwork for documentation purposes as needed
  • Understand and maintain relationships in the Manufacturing Department
  • Assist in keeping machines running, including working in other departments as directed
  • Follow departmental safety requirements



  • High school diploma or nationally recognized accredited equivalent required



  • Minimum six months to one year experience in very similar manufacturing environment controlling machine and processes by using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes
  • Lift/carry up to 35 lbs frequently
  • Stand for duration of 8-hour or 10-hour shift
  • English fluency for safety, training and documentation purposes
  • Ability to effectively work with others in a team environment
  • Basic math skills required
  • Basic computer skills
  • Stable work history with good employment references
  • Excellent attendance record



  • Must be available to work onsite for the following shift(s):
  • Mid Shift:  3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Additional overtime may be necessary to support business needs, reasonable notice will be provided



Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.


Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit.  For more information, visit


Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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