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Quality Technician Experienced-US


LaVergne, TN, US

REQ ID:  42931


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.



Quality Technician

3rd Shift, Sunday - Thursday 11:00 pm - 7:00 am 

$3.00 shift premium



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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 3-5 years of experience preferred or must demonstrate ability to learn. 

•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 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

● Works within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods



  • Performs specialized technical tasks required to support operations (e.g., IT development, research support, skilled trade)
  • Works with a moderate degree of supervision


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.


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