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Software Engineer


Latrobe, PA, US, 15650

REQ ID:  31691

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 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.




Job Title:  Software Engineer - CAD /Design Automation



This opening is for the Global CAD Automation Team in our Technology Center in Latrobe. The CAD/CAM team works globally in the areas of CAD, CAM & SAP PLM.  The CAD/CAM team is involved in the support, standardization, and automation of CAD, CAM, and PLM systems globally. A fundamental understanding of CAD/CAM tools, manufacturing processes, self-learning ability, and teamwork are crucial for this role.  The team’s exposure is unique in that they get to work with all the Engineering departments and Manufacturing teams globally.  We are also responsible for technical guidance, support, and maintenance of Engineering systems, which form the backbone of Kennametal.



  • Bachelor's Degree or Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 2+ of work experience respectively in CAD/CAM developed, support and training.
  • Experience of working as part of a global team and handling global projects is a plus.
  • The incumbent must possess very strong analytical and problem-solving skills and fundamental programming knowledge in CAD/CAM.
  • Broad SIEMENS NX CAD/CAM Knowledge (>2-year experience) and working knowledge of SAP-PLM is desirable.
  • Fundamental metal cutting product and manufacturing processes optimization knowledge, with prior exposure to tool design/application engineering/machining, is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, strong interpersonal skills in interfacing with internal and external customers and leadership abilities are essential to successfully lead large projects in a matrix organization structure.
  • Must have experience with software development using native C++ and .NET, SQL and relational database design, Visual Studio, etc



  • Maintain and further develop Kennametal CAD Design automation application.
  • Development of new functionality in CAD System – SIEMENS NX with focus on automating product designs.
  • Innovative ideas for new functionality as well as develop and maintain Engineering processes in CAD/CAM.
  • Manage design automation projects and working across functional team where he or she will interface with other operating groups within Kennametal (i.e. Engineering, Manufacturing)
  • Work with Internal/External customers, Information Technology, etc. on a global basis in maintaining and developing CAD Design Applications.
  • Support CAD users on design automation.



As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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