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At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering 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 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Learn more at





Job Title:  Sr. Sales Engineer - Conforma Clad

Geographic Location - Targeted Locations:  Houston, TX or Baton Rouge, LA

Work Site Location:  Remote (Home Office)


Job Description:


Kennametal, through its Conforma Clad brand, help customers everday with our wear solution technologies.  With over 20 years of experience in custome solutions for Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Plastics and Pet Food Extrusion and General Industrial markets, Kennametal Conforma Clad offers proven solutions in applications that experience high wear through abrasion, erosion, impact, corrosion and combinations of these mechanisms.


Engineers and Production Managers live to create efficient and effective operations.  When things wear out and need replaced it costs money, productivity and capacity issues.  Through our science and technology we continue to innovate world class solutions that our customers love to hear about.  The challenge, they don't even know we exist!


If you are a passionate and driven Sales Engineer with a hunting mentality, excited to show how our technology solutions can help our customers every day, we have a platform of growth opportunities that could be perfect for you!


Our ideal candidate will possess an engineerin degree but loves the elements of sales and marketing.  They will look to interact wiht current and prospective customers to solve their challenges through our engineering solutions.  Must be available to travel between 60-70% of the time.


For more information on our Conforma Clad brand, please visit the following web page:


Key Job Responsibilities:


  • Manage market/top line goals by studying the opportunity, evaluating the potential for Conforma Clad technologies & thereafter preparing a blue print to focus and win in the opportunity.  This includes building core relationships at end users & technology licensors


  • While reporting to the North America Sales manager, the candidate will eventually manage the North America market in this market opportunity.


  •  Have the ability to read technical blue prints, and quickly reason out why Conforma Clad technologies, will be an advantageous solution for the subject application.  


  • Ability to travel 60-70% of the time.


Education, Experience and/or Work Experience Required


  • Minimum BS in Engineering. Mechanical engineering preferred. Alternately Petrochemical, Chemical.
  • Minimum 5 – 7 years in selling into Industrial (Power Generation, Petrochemical & Refining) end market. Preferable if the candidate has sold “Value Added solutions” successfully with few success stories, 3 to 4 years of work experience who have been in reliability, process roles who now want to take up a sales role
  • Self Starter 
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Desire to grow an assigned territory
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Proficient with Excel, Power Point, and CRM



Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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