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Process Engineer – Grinding – 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 Grinding Engineer role works with all related Manufacturing plants worldwide, Product Engineering, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering in Grinding equipment installation, process improvement and trouble shooting. Will also evaluate and develop global grinding process standards for manufacturing with technical support from Technology. Seen as a subject matter expert working to identify and troubleshoot machines to ensure optimal use.


  • Directly impacts productivity gains through process development and implementation of automation, transfer of modern grinding and wheel technology, and processes related to CNC applications and material handling.
  • Works with manufacturing plants to identify opportunities and improve processes through the application of new equipment and systems, improved CNC programming techniques, process evaluation/improvements, grinding wheel technology, and material handling.
  • Manipulates CNC controllers and related software to expand/enhance the capabilities of the equipment, reduce setup/cycle times, and reduce scrap.  Provides CNC support as needed.
  • Designs machine fixtures and related components for new and /or improved processes. 
  • Prepares procedures and other documentation on grinding manufacturing processes.  Transitions new/improved processes to manufacturing. 
  • Integrate grinding results into manufacturing systems to continually monitor and improve performance.


  • 3+ years’ experience automating and improving processes in grinding and wheel technologies
  • 3+ years’ experience working with CNC applications and related software
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering field required
  • Exceptional leadership and team work abilities is a must
  • Experience working with mainstream manufacturers is a plus
  • 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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