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Experienced Machine Maintenance Technician - Benefits Start Day 1


LaVergne, TN, US

REQ ID:  34577

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.

Experienced Machine Maintenance Technician - Benefits Start Day 1  


Perform predictive/preventive maintenance analysis to anticipate and circumvent equipment failures, enhancing uptime, and reducing costs.


Key Job Responsibilities

• Performs specialized technical tasks required to support operations (e.g., IT development, research support, skilled trade)

• Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on equipment and systems (e.g., mechanical, electrical).

• Evaluates and recommends equipment improvements to improve availability, capability, and yield.

• Performs equipment failure analyses (including preventive and unscheduled maintenance).

• Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment problems.

• Prepares technical reports to document equipment modifications and equipment maintenance procedures.

• Prepare for new/relocated equipment installations by sizing, wiring, piping, ventilation, etc. according to incoming equipment requirements.

• Receive, rig, unload, transport, install, assemble, troubleshoot, and fine-tune new/relocated equipment.

• Troubleshoot and perform necessary repairs on existing equipment.

• Assist engineers in identifying worn or damaged parts that may be needed to complete the repair.  

• Interface with and assist outside contractors, OEM’s and Technology Process Support groups, in all attempts to install new and repair or upgrade existing processes.

• Safely handle hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.  

• Interface with in-plant Computerized Machine Maintenance System to show the status of work and time spent on the job.


Education, Certifications and Skills

● Able to do basic math.

● Ability to read and understand equipment manuals, work orders, schematics, and blueprints.

● Ability to use a personal computer and various software such as SAP MII.

● Ability to read and comprehend Schematics, Multi-Meter & Ammeter Utilization, 3 phases & Single phase motor control, PLC & Ladder Logic programming & understanding (AB SLC-500 & Micrologix, Control Logix), Soldering, Mechanical, Power tool usage capability, Welding: Arc and/or TIG, Pipefitting; Soldering / Threading, Power Transmission applications knowledge (Gearboxes, sprockets, & Belts), Pneumatics / Hydraulics.

● Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with plant personal, supervisors, and managers.

● Has working knowledge and skills to perform a defined set of analytical/scientific methods or operational processes

● Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within own area of expertise


● Must have a High School diploma or GED.

● 1-3 years of experience.

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

● Must have passed General Aptitude Test Battery.

● Must have successfully completed training for, and is certified as a State Journeyman, appropriate to plant location, in electrical or machine maintenance OR has 8 years or more documented maintenance repair experience in a manufacturing environment.



● Works with a moderate degree of supervision

● Works within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods


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.

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