Machine Maintenance Technician Experienced-US


Goshen, IN, US

On-site or Remote:  Onsite
REQ ID:  45201

About Kennametal

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 and defense, 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 nearly 100 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2023. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.



Machine Maintenance Technician - Refractory Experienced 

1st shift (M-F) 6am - 2pm


Job Summary:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to installations, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, maintain, and calibrate of the following systems: Electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and associated equipment, and processes used in the manufacturing of tungsten carbide and ceramic tools including facility equipment. The job is subject to general work instructions, standardized practices and procedures, and supervision of progress and result.  Must follow safety procedures, recommended practices, job safety analysis (JSA), safe work always permits, and comply with plant safety programs.



Repair equipment in accordance with standard engineering practices and original equipment manufacturers OEM technical manuals. Ability to read and comprehend Schematics, Multi-Meter & Ammeter Utilization, 3 phase and Single-phase motor control, PLC & Ladder Logic programming & understanding (AB SLC-500 & MicroLogix, Control Logix, RS Logix), Soldering, Power tool usage capability, Welding: Arc and/or TIG, Pipe fitting; Soldering/Threading, Power Transmission applications knowledge (Gearboxes, sprockets, & Belts), Pneumatics/Hydraulics.

Perform troubleshooting, diagnosing, repair and maintenance of all manufacturing and associated service equipment identifying the root cause of the problem. Maintain pneumatic and hydraulic systems controls and components. Rebuild all machine accessories, pumps, motors, dressing units, and fixtures.                                                                                                                                                                           

Complete scheduled electrical/electronic overhaul/rebuild of equipment, including rewiring and replacement of motors, encoders/resolvers, electronic printed circuit boards, proximity switches, micro switches, relays, timers etc. Also include calibration and testing upon completion of overhaul. Working from prints, sketches, schematics, vender equipment manuals or verbal instructions to maintain equipment in adjustment, aligning, and fitting.                                                                                                                          

Preventive Maintenance, including inspection, repair and lubrication of all manufacturing equipment and processes and facility equipment following plant-wide preventive maintenance program. If applicable, provide maintenance for plumbing, and HVAC equipment as required.                    

Use equipment manuals or verbal instructions to maintain intricate equipment in adjusting, aligning, and fitting.  Utilize basic CNC processing and test equipment in diagnosing and correcting defective components. Operate and repair machine tools by welding, and fabricate sheet metal items as needed. Make brackets, and accessories, and repair parts as needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Review all work orders, and order supply parts electronically. Calibrate manufacturing equipment and processes and facility equipment in accordance with OEM suggested guidelines                                                                                                                                 

Install new equipment: disassemble, relocate, and reinstall existing equipment per current electrical and plumbing guidelines.

Acts as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience.                                                                                                             

Interact with staff in all departments of the plant, as well as outside vendors and service engineers.       

Attend technical training sessions to upgrade skills and knowledge of increasingly sophisticated equipment and processes.                                                                                                                                              



·         Associate Degree or equivalent in industrial Maintenance and/or relative discipline 

·         3-5 years of maintenance repair experience in a manufacturing facility is required.

·         In lieu of experience licenses, certifications will be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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