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Blount International, Inc. Straightening Operator (WEEKEND) in Kansas City, Missouri

Straightening Operator (WEEKEND)

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Date: May 6, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US

Company: Oregon Tool

Work Location: Kansas City, MO (Mfg Plant)

Functional Area: Manufacturing

Number of Openings: 3

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 Auto-Straightener Stand Alone and Automated Machines

  • Set-up Duplex Mill

  • Set up machines

  • Verify part and order numbers

  • Use tub traveler to record pertinent data and go/no go blocks to determine proper off set

  • Operate Machines

  • Insert blade into the machine and start cycle

  • Recheck the blade to ensure tolerances are met

  • 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):

  • 5am-5pm Friday-Sunday 3-12hour shifts


    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 www.blount.com .

    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. It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law.

    During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.