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Manufacturing Engineer


Orwell, OH, US

REQ ID:  38685

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.

Position Title: Surface Treatment / Edge Prep Engineer (Manufacturing)


Summary of Job:

  • Responsible for all engineering related aspects of surface treatment and edge prep (STEP) in a manufacturing environment to include process, equipment, and analysis (quality)


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Daily control and improvement of STEP and related processes
    • Process support: Inspection of critical product and process characteristics, 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
  • 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 understanding of complex and evolving processes as required to lead, implement, and sustain systems improvements
  • Evaluate skill levels of operators, develop training materials, coach and train team members for improving team and equipment performance.
  • Equipment design: Develop design specifications for equipment supporting STEP operations



Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of surface treatment processes is a plus.
  • Teamwork and Communication: Able to work well in a team environment and effectively communicate throughout organization
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Data analysis and related software (i.e. Minitab)
  • Detail oriented and possesses excellent follow up skills
  • Working knowledge of computer application software (training will be provided if needed)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision


Education Guidelines:

  • Bachelor‘s Degree in Engineering

Experience Guidelines:

  • 3+ - R&D or Manufacturing environment
  • 1-2 years - Project Management
  • Must have excellent track record in project planning, execution and delivery
  • Shows ability and confidence in communicating ideas and results using education and experience.
  • Eligible/authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to travel throughout North America.

  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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