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Facilities & Safety Engineer


Orwell, OH, US

REQ ID:  31992

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.

Facilities & Safety Engineer


I. Summary of Job:

  • Responsible for all engineering-related aspects of systems supporting CVD and PVD coating operations in a manufacturing environment including the coating facility's critical operating systems, overseeing the maintenance of infrastructure and equipment, and management of critical coating safety systems.


II. Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Daily control and improvement of coating support systems and related processes

    • Process support: Historical analysis of equipment operation, quality, etc.

    • Equipment support: Advanced preventative maintenance, technical troubleshooting (including electrical/electronic)

    • Procedures, working instructions: Development, implementation, training, and auditing

  • Planning and coordinating infrastructure and equipment maintenance schedules and activities.

    • Coordinating and overseeing contractors performing maintenance activities.

  • Performing risk assessments.

  • Ensuring processes comply with environmental, safety, and health standards, including:

    • Develop and Implement Furnace and material delivery system hazardous energy control procedures

    • Coating facility and furnace gas detection system maintenance and reliability

    • Lead Coating facility and furnace emergency response program, procedures, and training

    • Assist with the Development of Critical safety work instructions and JSA’s (Job Safety Analysis) for furnaces and material delivery systems

    • Lead Management of facility wastewater treatment process and Permit requirements

    • Assist with managing Coating facility Department of Homeland security requirements

    • Lead incident and chemical release investigations and assist with implementing corrective actions

  • Project management: Lead new process introduction/qualification, equipment installation, etc.

  • Problem Solving: Identify complex problems; Lead teams in a systematic approach to resolution using data-driven analysis/decision making; Follow-through actions through implementation and validation

  • Ability to develop an understanding of complex and evolving processes as required to lead, implement, and sustain systems improvements

  • Coordinating and overseeing contractors performing maintenance activities

  • Evaluate skill levels of technicians, develop training materials, coach and train team members for improving team and equipment performance.

  • Equipment design: Develop design specifications for equipment supporting coating operations


IV. Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Experience with tools, including fundamental understanding of the operation, process controls, and programming (Vacuum Systems, Gas Delivery / Distribution, Control Systems)

  • Ability to perform basic troubleshooting of electrical/electronic systems

  • Demonstrated experience in

  • Teamwork and Communication: Able to work well in a team environment and effectively communicate throughout the organization

  • Lean manufacturing principles

  • Data analysis and related software (i.e. Minitab)


VII. Education Guidelines:

  • BS Engineering - Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering (preferred) with a minimum of 3 years of related experience 


VIII. Experience Guidelines:

  • 3 years of experience as a Facilities Engineer or similar role

  • 1-2 years - Project Management, and OSHA Process Safety Management

  • Must have an excellent track record in project planning, execution, and delivery

  • Experience as an equipment engineer or field service engineering professional who is highly effective working in a team-oriented matrix organization

  • Experience with vacuum processing equipment and gas distribution systems preferred

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: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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