Process Engineer


Huntsville, AL, US

REQ ID:  44038


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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Title: Process Engineer
Location: Huntsville, AL


Job Summary and Mission:

This position works within the foundry plants, working closely with Manufacturing, Sales, Customer Service and Quality team members to assist with technical specifications about our products. 

 Key Job Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, evaluate, improve, and document metallurgical processes.
  • Analyze process flow to improve product quality, cost reduction, and throughput.
  • Provide engineering support to trouble shoot and resolve technical problems.
  • Analyze process deficiencies and develop corrective actions.
  • Provide daily engineering technical support for manufacturing operations including, furnace room, chemical plant, blending, and screening, areas.
  • Apply statistical methods to determine and improve process capability, repeatability, first-pass yields, and conformance to quality requirements.
  • Assist in the design and layout of processes and machinery.
  • Develop standard operating procedures, implement procedures, and train associates in their use.
  • Monitor process controls and adherence to standards.

Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Science, or Metallurgy.
  • Extensive knowledge of metallurgical processes: calcination, crystallization, purification, extraction, bluing, reduction, carburization
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and tools.
  • Advanced computer skills which include proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point and 3D solid modeling. AutoDesk Inventor experience a plus.
  • Six Sigma Certification is a plus

Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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