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Process Engineer – Edge Prep / Honing - 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.

Role Synopsis:

This position works with all related Manufacturing plants worldwide, Product Engineering, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering in Edge Prep/Honing equipment installation, process improvement and trouble shooting.  The position also evaluates and develops global Edge Prep/Honing process standards for manufacturing with technical support from Technology.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or transition current material processes to newly developed edge preparation technology (greater than 30,000 SKU’s to develop programming for edge prep/honing processes).
  • Identify opportunities and improve edge prep/honing processes through the application of new equipment and systems, improved programming techniques, process evaluation improvements, material handling and other engineering related areas.
  • Develop plans and budgets, team selection, assigning activities, conducting progress reviews, launching corrective actions and assuring all EHS guidelines and requirements are met. 
  • Incorporate set-up reduction, design for manufacturing, SAP production planning, and automation systems.
  • Integrate edge prep/honing results into manufacturing systems to continually monitor and improve performance.


Essential Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • 3+ years' project management experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Exceptional leadership and team work abilities is a must
  • Must be willing to travel 20-50% globally
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder



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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