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Quality Technician


Goshen, IN, US

REQ ID:  41431

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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Quality Technician


Primary responsible is for the calibration program. 

Secondary responsibilities include: Perform dimensional, visual and physical properties inspections of product at various stages of manufacturing process.



• Provides technical support to the quality and quality engineering (QE) functions.

• Responsible for calibration program.  Performs all in house calibration, schedules all supplier calibrations, maintains calibration database.

• Conducts nondestructive examination (NDE) and quality control (QC) inspections on products, materials, components, parts, etc., at various stages of the production process to ensure compliance with established quality and reliability standards.

• Captures and analyzes statistical data from processes to either confirm compliance with established standards or identify deviations from standards.

• Recommends new or enhanced methods, procedures and standards.

Record results of inspections as required. Daily work is determined by structure and needs of the Quality group.

• May include, in process or final inspections of inserts, physical properties inspections and coating thickness tests.

• Will include customer certification inspections of orders as required using any inspection equipment needed including but not limited to Hard Gages, OGP and Keyence.

• Will also include physical properties inspection of sintered inserts as well as Coating Layer inspection of inserts.

• Required to learn and understand all equipment needed to inspect physical properties as well as coating thickness.

• Expected to work on priority order first and scan correct production information as needed."



• Must have High School diploma or GED.

• 4-7 years of experience

• Requires vocational training or the equivalent experience and may require external certification but typically does not require a university degree.

• Is able to properly use and be proficient in the use of all gages and devices that determine compliance to drawing tolerances and product specifications.

•Must be able to use required computer software including but not limited to SAP and Microsoft Office.

• Is able to read and understand insert identification chart, routings and operating procedures. Is able to use 30X scope.

• Can properly interpret insert defect criteria.

• Follows procedures/work instructions for conducting customer certifications, inspections of physical properties and coating heat approval.

• Can retrieve and read drawings. Record data as required and can determine if the actual insert in hand matches the route card insert style description.

• See Training database for specific requirements.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities       

● Has full proficiency in a range of technical processes or procedures (or deep skills in a single area) through job-related

training and considerable work experience

● Completes a variety of atypical assignments

● Works within defined technical processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate

approach for new assignments

● Typically, has specialized external certification

● Guides and supports junior team members; may assist in their formal orientation and training

● May have specialized external certification

● Acts as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience

● Guides junior team members



● Works with a limited degree of supervision, with oversight focused only on complex new assignments

● Performs highly complex and varied tasks

● Performs moderately complex and varied tasks


 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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