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Sr Engineer - Manufacturing Systems


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  40334

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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Sr. Engineer Advanced Manufacturing Systems

Multiple locations:  Orwell, OH, Nashville, TN, Latrobe, PA


This position works with all manufacturing facilities globally and will work cross-functionally with Technology, R&D, Site engineering, and other business support functions across the enterprise. The role will be aligned to top priority initiatives within the Infrastructure business segment driving technical process improvements including the development of standardized practices used within the factories. Understanding of manufacturing processes and the ability to drive a manufacturing readiness process is required.




  • Ability to work globally, cross-functionally, in a matrix-style organization while being aligned to critical top priority initiatives within the business.
  • Develop and execute manufacturing readiness plans to support successful process improvements for integration in the factories. (Processes may be new or existing.)
  • Work with external equipment vendors on developing standardized processes and equipment roadmaps globally. (Focus will be on future-state technologies.)
  • Develop project plans, budgets, team selection, assigning activities, conducting progress reviews, launching corrective actions, and assuring all EHS guidelines and requirements are met.
  • Incorporate Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 in all process improvements, design for manufacturing, and automation systems.
  • Integrate results on manufacturing systems to continually monitor and improve performance that are aligned to the business KPI’s.
  • Lean manufacturing/six sigma experience is highly preferred
  • PMP experience/certification preferred




  • Bachelor's degree or higher is required - Mechanical and/or Industrial Engineering
  • 5+ years of relevant job experience is required
  • Vendors - selection and project management experience
  • Ability to work cross-functionally: Technology, R&D, Site Engineering, Plant Leadership, PMO, Portfolio Leaders
  • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship


*This is a global role that could require up to 50% travel both domestically and internationally*


 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.

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