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Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Asheboro, NC, US

REQ ID:  40754


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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Sr Manufacturing Engineer

Asheboro, NC

Salary-exempt, depending on experience


Job Summary and Mission:

This position works within the manufacturing plant to identify opportunities and improve processes by applying new equipment and systems, improved programming techniques, process evaluation/improvements, material handling, and other engineering-related areas.


Key Job Responsibilities:

• Implement critical tasks and projects of a complex nature

• Perform analysis of a complex nature and develop recommendations in support of achieving business goals

• Prepare progress, status, and forecast reports on multiple key aspects of the assigned area of responsibility

• May oversee work of Technical/Professional or Admin/Support type roles


Education or Equivalent Work Experience

  • 4-year degree required
  • 5-8 years experience. CNC Machining preferred
  • PVD Coating experience preferred
  • Automation experience preferred


Key Position Accountabilities:

• Develops and transitions new and improved processes to manufacturing, which includes the preparation of procedures and other manufacturing documentation. Provides on-site assistance for troubleshooting, quality improvements, capability issues, productivity improvement, and capital purchases.

• Guides process improvements, capital installation, and new process introductions. Activities will include developing plans and budgets, team selection, assigning activities, conducting progress reviews, launching corrective actions, assuring all EHS guidelines and requirements are met, and reporting progress to plant administration.

• Works with purchasing and outside vendors to obtain necessary capital equipment. Develops the preparation of functional specifications and evaluates alternatives (attending tool shows, seminars, and various training sessions is required to keep up with state-of-the-art developments). Knowledge & Skills In-depth professional knowledge and expertise of a specialized field or multiple disciplines.


Financial/Business Accountability:

• Contributory to department's financial goals as defined in work tasks Strategy

• May provide input in the creation of implementation plans to supply strategy. Primarily implements tasks in support of department goals.

• Primary responsibility for carrying out all, or portions of, the implementation plan relating to the specific areas of accountability.


Leveraging Resources:

• May leverage resources in cross-functional areas in order to implement most efficiently. Influence

• Interaction is generally limited to co-workers in the department or function; the interaction may be with other departments when the job provides services to those ·Interacts with customers/suppliers to achieve the position's goals


Decision Making:

• Makes decisions in the context of a well-defined frame of reference from a higher authority or established precedents.

• Works under clear objectives, within defined procedures and processes. Has some discretion regarding work methods.

Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.


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