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Quality Technician - $2000 Sign On Bonus


Goshen, IN, US

REQ ID:  35889

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.

Quality Technician- (Sign-On Bonus!)

2nd shift (M-F -- 2pm - 10pm)

Goshen, IN

You will be eligible for a sign-on bonus of $2,000 to be disbursed within 30 days of your employment at the Goshen facility. Should you leave Kennametal at any point within the first 12 months of employment, you agree to pay Kennametal back 100% of the gross sign-on amount. Should you leave Kennametal a point in time between months 12 to 24 from your start date, you agree to pay Kennametal back 50% of the gross sign-on amount. There will be no requirement to repay back any portion of the sign-on amount should you stay employed with Kennametal beyond 24 months of your start date at the Goshen facility.




Perform tests and inspections on chemical, dimensional, visual, and physical properties of metal and alloy products at various aspects in special alloy product manufacturing processes.




• Prepare metallic samples for chemical analysis and other analysis and inspections.

• Run prepared samples on chemical analytic instruments, particle size distribution laser analyzer, hardness tester, microscope, and other analysis devices.

• Prepare addendums as necessary to correct chemistry issues of molten metal against the requirements.

• Maintain quality records including filing, scanning, updating, creating, etc.

• Effectively communicate with manufacturing personnel and other relevant staff on the quality inspection results and production needs.

• Maintain and update procedures and other quality documentation as needed.

• Prepare certificates of analysis to accompany shipments to customers.

• Input data to produce reports.

• Enter data into SAP QMS including inspection plans, routing inspections, material master, and cert profiles.

• Assist with QMS implementation.

• Follow up on NCR and initiate corrective action when necessary.

• Perform verification and effectiveness audits for CAR’s. 

• Assist with documentation filing.

• Assist with calibration scheduling and calibration.

• Act as Quality Manager designee for a special quality lab assignment.

• Maintain 5S+1 in lab and office areas




Education: High School- minimum; BS, Associates/Tech – preferred.

Years of Relevant Work Experience Required: 3-12 Years

• Proficient in Microsoft Office

• Knowledge of SAP (or high aptitude with ability to learn quickly).

• Strong Math skills

• Must be able to read complex documents and quickly decipher requirements and regulations.

• Familiar with ISO 9001 standard requirements and quality management system.




• Effective written and verbal communication skills.

• Hand-on skills to operate analytic instruments with software program and other lab equipment

• Mechanics attitude for routine daily and weekly maintenance on instruments and devices desirable.

• Welding experience is a plus.

• Experience with ISO 13485, Nadcap, nuclear, GE, or other standards a plus.


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: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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