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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.



Automation Technician

Job Description:

A skilled trade position responsible for supporting and maintaining CNC grinders, pressure and vacuum furnaces, wet and dry media blasters, and the facility that encompasses the equipment.  The individual will be interacting alongside plant personnel and independently working installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems on a daily basis.   


Skills Sets:

  • Electrical
    • CNC driven systems
    • PLC’s / Ladder Logic understanding & programming
    • 3 phase & Single phase motor control
    • Schematic comprehension
    • Conduit and panel wiring installation.
    • NEC code & NFPA 70.E comprehension & understanding
  • Mechanical
    • Power Transmission
    • Pneumatics
    • Hydraulic systems and schematics



  • Requires skills in wiring, electrical systems, electronics, PLC logic, CNC machines, mechanical, pneumatics, and hydraulics. 
  • The candidate has a minimum of 4 years of experience
  • This position will be responsible for maintaining and repairing CNC machines and complying with OSHA, NFPA, and all other applicable safety programs.
  • Must be able to work either standing or sitting for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 5 to 20 lbs. routinely.


All employees are expected to:

  • Be aware of and adhere to Environmental, Health, and Safety practices for the facility and immediate area.
  • Improved quality, reduction in waste, and improved productivity.
  • Perform tasks in a quality manner to meet external and internal customer specifications and requirements.
  • Perform in a flexible and cooperative manner toward team objectives and the goals of the company.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with those you come in contact within all matters.
  • Complete all necessary documentation, electronic data entries, and communications accurately and timely.
  • Maintain regular attendance and perform duties in a timely manner, arriving and departing for assignments.
  • Be aware of all standard procedures and practices associated with the position and work to maintain compliance.


Education or Equivalent:

  • High School Diploma or GED required



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.

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

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