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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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.





Job Description – Requirements

Minimum of Bachelor degree with >3 years experience required in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Engineering Mechanics or related field. Practical experience with industrial furnaces is required, preferably in the powdered metals industry.  Knowledge of electromechanical systems, control systems, electrical design, vacuum pump technology, vacuum system design, gas distribution systems, ladder logic programming, Human Machine Interface programming and furnace design are desired.  Ability to work hands on with industrial equipment is a must.  Project management experience is a benefit.

The successful candidate must demonstrate effective verbal/written communications skills, excellent troubleshooting skills and an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.  Time management and prioritization skills are critical.  Applicants should possess a desire to join an extended team of research and manufacturing colleagues in a fast-paced environment.


Job Description – Tasks

  • Serve as a technical resource for sintering operations with responsibility for furnace specifications, technical vendor interactions, furnace commissioning/decommissioning, preventive maintenance programs, process development and knowledge sharing of standardized procedures across all corporate locations.
  • Manage complex and evolving organizational interdependencies and support internal equipment and method transfers.
  • Assist in vendor selection, prepare functional specifications and train personnel in research and manufacturing facilities.
  • Lead, implement and sustain local/global system improvements, including measurement system analyses to improve consistency and correlation of processes.
  • Lead teams to resolution in the systematic use of data-driven analysis, decision making and validation.
  • Research, evaluate and develop new hardware.
  • Author and maintain internal procedures and work instructions.
  • Support product development, process development, intellectual property, EHS, quality and manufacturing through the identification and design of appropriate sintering processes for a wide variety of product platforms.
  • Must be able to lift and position moderate-weight equipment.
  • Travel up to 50%, depending on project activity.
  • Position requires domestic and international travel.


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