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Advanced Quality Engineer - Remote


Cleveland, OH, US

REQ ID:  35186

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:

Job Title: Engineer Advanced Quality

Location: Cleveland, OH or Remote



Job Summary and Mission:

Kennametal is seeking a corporate quality engineer responsible for contributing to the advanced quality team and quality systems teams.  This includes running projects to improve our process capabilities, solving technical problems and issues, and implementing an advanced quality planning process. This person will focus on supporting and improving multiple manufacturing locations, all facets of the quality system, responding to local and regional issues through formal problem-solving techniques, driving continuous improvement through advanced manufacturing principles, and working closely with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure long-term success.  


 Key Job Responsibilities:

· Manage and drive multiple projects at different sites and regions to improve the companies capabilities through basic quality techniques and tools. Resolve quality issues by identifying problems, examining solution options, implementing action plans, and providing resources.

· Assist plants with product quality improvement through the use of continuous improvement resources such as six sigma, DOE (Design of Experiments), Product and Process Understanding (PPU), and Quality at the Source

· Facilitate and promote the use of appropriate problem-solving techniques for effective root cause analysis and successful corrective action.

· Assist with procedure creation, dissemination, and understanding via Document Control instrument and rigorous follow-up.

·Ensure commercialized product design intent and product integrity is retained as materials, processes, equipment, methods, and specifications change

·Establish a standard acceptance process for supplier and equipment qualifications that are statistically based and repeatable. Work with RQMs to ensure they are being followed

·Evaluate trend data on repeat issues and help plants and staff groups improve CAPAs. Resolve quality issues of capability, tolerancing, and materials-related issues.

·Assist with the Smart Factory work to ensure the correct inputs are being measured and tracked and data correlated to output results, utilizing effective control plans and SAP

· Collaborate with Kennametal’s, Customers’, Quality, and Engineering personnel to determine critical part features and review manufacturability as it related to product quality.  Make recommendations to modify customer part specifications and tolerances as necessary to support cost-effective production.

· Perform other duties as assigned by the business leaders and quality leaders


Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates


Candidates should possess a 4-year technical degree; an Engineering or Metallurgical degree is required.

·Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and experience in structured problem solving (example A3, 8D, quick problem solving).

· Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and act strategically and tactically to support successful project completion

·Experience with Capability Studies (product and process), Measurement System Analysis/Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility, and Calibration Systems.

· At least three years of quality experience within the manufacturing industry.·

· Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

· Excellent communication skills.

- Valid Driver’s License, Six Sigma, ASQ certification CMQ/OE highly desired.


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: Cleveland

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