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Manufacturing Systems Engineer - Latrobe, PA

Kennametal is looking for exceptional talent as we continue to roll-out our $300MM global modernization initiative to better serve our customers and advance our organization.   This high-visibility, high-growth opportunity is helping us shape modern manufacturing as we bring state-of-the-art technology and equipment to our facilities while also building the workforce skills of tomorrow.  We’re looking for problem solvers, innovators and individuals who are interested in making an immediate impact through their contributions.




The Manufacturing Systems Engineer works with all related Manufacturing plants worldwide, Product Engineering, Corporate IT and the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering group to convert legacy data systems to integrated next generation business systems. Will define and execute the integration of process and automation equipment with IT systems (SAP MII) to capture data.  Analyze data and drive next generation industry 4.0 initiatives.  Will act as the liaison between equipment and IT.




  • Drives manufacturing execution through integration of IT systems and manufacturing equipment (including automation, robotics, production process equipment, continuous improvement and lean) for improvements in product quality, machine availability and manufacturing costs.
  • Assure connectivity of automation and machine tool data into MII along with establishing operating systems for utilization.
  • Define and implement data collection, analysis, and reporting strategies in our facilities to support Top 2 Bottom and Industry 4.0 initiatives.  (next generation solutions)
  • Train and support deployment of applications, implement change, and gain acceptance of new or revised processes and implementation procedures.  (next generation solutions)
  • Monitor process and process control
  • Interact and manage vendors




  • 3+ years’ experience Experience working with various control systems and connecting them to an MES system
  • 2+ years’ experience project management, coordinating multiple projects/stakeholders preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science field preferred
  • Exceptional leadership and team work abilities is a must
  • Experience with SAP MII is a plus
  • Must be willing to travel 20-50% globally
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.
  • Sponsorship is not provided for this position.




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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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