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Individual contributor with comprehensive knowledge in specific infrastructure area. Use standard technology in the work stream to complete assigned tasks.  Under limited supervision, manages IT security systems and services as per company policies and procedures and provides reports to management, and provides effective cybersecurity for the company while minimizing cybersecurity risks, systems downtime, and data loss.

As an Analyst, Security Operations, you will help secure Kennametal’s infrastructure against all internal and external threats. You will help manage Kennametal’s security tools to correlate threats, respond to incidents, and protect our global assets. Additionally, you’ll work collaboratively with other members of our Global Security team to investigate incidents, develop security policy, and document procedures for the Global Security Operations Center. Successful candidates will need a strong foundation in Networking, Information Security and a strong desire for continuous learning.


Key Job Responsibilities

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  • Manages, maintains, and monitors systems such as firewalls, SIEM, IDS, IPS, security monitoring services, anti-malware software, endpoint protection, cloud security, vulnerability management scanners, web filtering, email system defenses, VPN systems and other security systems, and provides reports to IT management.
  • Monitors such systems and takes proactive action, recommends actions and engages company service providers and contractors as needed.
  • Actively defends the company against cybersecurity threats in order to minimize business risk, production downtime and data loss
  • Creates and maintains system documentation as directed or necessary, along with required reporting, documents system changes in a change-management system.
  • Understanding of Cyber Kill-Chain and MITRE ATT&CK Framework
  • Trains (or arranges training for) other administrators that are responsible for security aspects or zones, provides support to others as needed.
  • Performs security assessments over a variety of areas, validates vulnerabilities, defines recommendations, prepares and presents reports of assessment findings, and follows up on remediation of ongoing vulnerabilities with relevant stakeholders.
  • Advises and coordinates across multiple groups, providing reasonable approaches to mitigate risks.
  • Monitors and reports on compliance with security policies, as well as the enforcement of policies within the organization, as well as with industry regulations.
  • Available for on-call to support cybersecurity emergencies
  • Proposes changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Quality: Exhibits a commitment to quality performance in all aspects of every task or project performed.
  • Safety: Maintains a constant awareness towards safety in the workplace and notifies supervision immediately of hazardous conditions and practices.



Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates

Necessary to perform the job at the minimum acceptable level and preferred



Core skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree, technical degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Overall 4+ years’ experience, with minimum 2 years’ experience in cybersecurity. Demonstrated knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
  • Certifications CCNA, GIAC, CEH, MCSE, CISSP, NCSF, CompTIA Security+ is a plus
  • Experience with industry leading ticketing systems and security products
  • Constantly maintains a high level of confidentiality and discretion for sensitive information
  • Follows all company policies, ergonomics standards, and safety requirements
  • Performs other duties as requested by the team lead and/or IT Security Manager
Pay Grade - 4