Sr Sales Engineer Machine Tool Industry


Los Angeles, CA, US

Onsite or Remote: 
REQ ID:  44316


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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Sr Sales Engineer Machine Tool Industry

Location: Remote – Southern California, Phoenix, or Las Vegas



Job Summary:


Kennametal is seeking talented machinists looking to transition their career off the floor day to day into a professional sales role. If you are currently working as a machinist, programmer, or have previous hands-on machining and CNC programming experience, we would be very interested in speaking to you!



Kennametal is seeking a Sr. Sales Engineer to support our partnerships with Machine Tool Builders to grow our metal cutting business in the Western United States. Come join an industry-leading company in a role that will be on the forefront of new projects with an opportunity to make an immediate impact for the organization. This technical sales role provides the ability to see opportunity in challenges and creates solutions that provide a positive impact for our machine tool customers. The candidate will need to possess the ability to gain the trust and respect of customers by not only establishing the relationship, but by listening to their challenges, solving technical issues, and following through on commitments in a timely manner. This is a field sales role that is based in a home-office within Southern California, Arizona, or Nevada, but will require travel between 20% to 50% to meet customer and financial goal demands.


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Key Job Responsibilities:


·       Establish relationships with new and existing Kennametal machine tool customers to provide solutions

·       Manage and coordinate the execution of large customer projects with engineering and operations to exceed customer expectations.

·       Meet sales revenue goals of growth and profitability

·       Promote and implement both custom and standard Kennametal Metal Cutting solutions.

·       Advocate for Kennametal to the customer, advocate for the customer to Kennametal.

·       Collaborate across multiple business segments

·       Grow focus products through initiative activities

·       Develop and maintain customer associated data to provide consultative partnership (CRM)

·       Execute growth initiative projects

·       Travel approximately 50% 


Typical Education or Equivalent Work Experience:


·       6+ years’ experience in machining/metal cutting industry

·       Technical training in machining and programming

·       Associates or Bacehlors in Engineering or related field or equivalent level of industry experience

·       Strong technical understanding of metal cutting tooling

·       Practical experience interpreting technical drawings and specifications

·       CAD/CAM experience

·       Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

·       Working cross-functionally with customers, engineering, and manufacturing locations



·       Position offers a competitive salary plus a performance based sales incentive program

·       Medical/Dental/Vision benefit options

·       401k with match up to 6%

·       Company Vehicle to facilitate travel requirements

·       PTO including vacation days, scheduled holidays, floating holidays





 Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations

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