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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.

Install, maintain, modify, repair, and troubleshoot machinery and equipment.

Safety: Perform pre-operation checks for both individual machines and work areas. Perform safety inspections required for individual machines and associated equipment. Work in a safe manner consistent with policies and procedures. NOTE: Maintains hazardous waste satellite accumulation area and transfers hazardous waste to satellite accumulation containers.


  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all plant equipment and facility varying in magnitude from minor to complex, utilizing electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, and general maintenance problem-solving skills.
  • Responsible for analyzing and developing an action plan for emergency repairs with no supervision
  • Primary contact (24hrs/7 days) for facility emergencies involving utility, fire, environmental, health, and weather issues

Quality: Coordinate preventive maintenance and projects with production requirements to maintain maximum equipment uptime and quality of the product.

Delivery: Plan and prioritize equipment repairs. Responsible for project management of equipment installations and relocations to meet established due dates

Cost: Evaluate and prepare cost analysis for new equipment installations, repairs, layouts & modifications for efficient material flow and operator safety

Inventory: Order parts and materials required for maintenance repairs and projects.

Train: Train other maintenance personnel and equipment operators.

Lean: Participate in lean events and utilize lean processes in daily duties

TPM: Perform daily required TPM on equipment

5S: Perform daily required 5S activities for the work area

Metrics: Perform daily activities associated with gathering and posting established metrics

Data: Accurate and timely recording of required data (i.e. Production, quality, etc

This position requires:

  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma and a minimum of two (2) years post-secondary vo-tech or trade school education in industrial electricity and/or mechanics preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years industrial maintenance experience preferred
  • Project management experience
  • Good written, oral communication, and computer skills
  • Skills in electronics, electro-mechanical systems, machine controls, programming, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, PLC, and process controls
  • Experience in 480-volt electrical power distribution systems
  • National Electric Code experience
  • Welding experience (Arc, Mig, and Gas)
  • Forklift operator license
  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required

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: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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