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Quality Engineer


Bedford, PA, US, 15601

REQ ID:  34579

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.

This position will work closely with suppliers, Bedford manufacturing, and other QA personnel in problem-solving and continuous improvement by using SPC and other problem-solving tools.  This position will also support QA functions of Gage Calibration/metrology, Metallurgical Analysis, Statistical Process Control, and Root Cause Analysis.  This support is given to support scrap reduction goals, modernize the Bedford plant, and enhance customer satisfaction by driving continuous improvement.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with suppliers on quality problems, ensures that effective corrective actions are implemented.

  • Work with manufacturing to solve quality problems

  • Support applicable manufacturing processes from a quality perspective including machining, brazing, heat treat, assembly, inspect and pack, welding, and castings in a foundry operation.

  • Drive the increased use of SPC plant-wide

  • Drive First Article Inspection Program along with PPAP process for suppliers including paperwork, inspection, and maintaining records

  • Support PPAP and GPR process internally for new products including flow diagrams, Gage R&R, and Capability studies

  • Work with manufacturing engineering to develop PFMEA’s and control plans

  • Develops/implements methods/procedures for process control, process improvement, testing, and inspection.

  • CMM Programming and operation

  • Serve as Internal Auditor

  • Support conformance to ISO 9000-2015 Standard by creating and maintaining procedures and work instructions.

  • Assist in designing, installing, and maintaining sophisticated testing equipment.

  • Analyzes reports and defective products to determine trends and recommend corrective actions (problem-solving skills - RCA, Six sigma)

  • Follow up of corrective actions from internal audits, RCA's, MRB's, and 8D's.

Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates


  • Bachelors degree with 1-3 years of experience

  • Quality, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering

  • SPC (Statistical Process Control)

  • Problem Solving

  • Working Knowledge of ISO 9000-2015 Standard

  • Gage Calibration, PPAP, Six Sigma, PFMEA, and Quality Auditing techniques


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: Pittsburgh

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