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Celebrating its 80th year 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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2018. Learn more at




Job Title:  Facilities Engineer

Job Location:  Henderson, NC




  • Estimates costs related to layout design, including equipment and materials, labor, etc. and monitors the construction/installation process
  • Researches production/processing equipment for purchase and gathers data relating to their ability to meet organizational needs
  • Works with local management/staff to ensure that established efficiency and safety targets are met
  • Engineering lead within production/continuous improvement teams and provides engineering support to local production, EH&S, and maintenance staff

·       Updates existing and creates new P&IDs of a Process Safety Management-covered (PSM) process using AutoCAD

·       Updates existing and creates new electrical schematics using AutoCAD

·       Maintains Mechanical Integrity information for a PSM-covered process

·       Organizes and maintains all engineering drawings and PLC configurations

·       Participates in Management of Change, Hazard Risk Assessments, and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews for a PSM-covered process

·       Works closely with the maintenance staff to troubleshoot plant processes as needed; to include mechanical, electrical, and control


·       Designs, specifies, manages the installation of, and commissions new production processes and equipment

·       Develops Capital Expenditure Requests for new plant processes/equipment

·       Reports to the Facility Manager




  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to establish/maintain a good working relationship with maintenance and production supervision;
  • Good communication skills—written and verbal;
  • Good troubleshooting skills;
  • Technical knowledge of plant operations;
  • Strict adherence to and enforcement of plant safety rules;
  • Punctual   




  • Preferred experience with plant controls and instrumention to include but not limited to: thermocouples, RTDs, VFDs, motor starters, relay switches, 3-phase motors, level controls, pressure controls, motion switches, limit switches, PLCs, flow meters
  • Must be able to use both hands at the same time while pushing, pulling, twisting, bending, lifting, stooping and walking. 
  • Must wear required protective equipment, where required. 
  • Must be able to work for long periods of time while standing. 
  • Must have good eye/hand coordination with all physical movements--well-coordinated.  Moderate to heavy lifting required (33.1 lbs).
  • Must have good troubleshooting, mathematical, organizational and record keeping skills. 
  • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited University
  • Minimum of 3-years engineering experience in a manufacturing/heavy industrial environment
  • Experience with AutoCAD or other CAD software
  • PLC programming experience preferred (Honeywell, Allen-Bradley, Siemens, etc.)



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