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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:  Automation Engineer
Location:  Latrobe, PA

This position works with all related Manufacturing plants worldwide and the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering group to identify opportunities and improve processes through the application of new equipment and systems, improved programming techniques, process evaluation/improvements, material handling, and other engineering related areas.

Experience developing a functional description of an automation solution, selection and specification of automation components including robotic systems, servos, controls, vision systems, and mechanical components required.

Experience commissioning automation equipment, programming (ladder logic, structured text, robot controllers), reviewing or approving electrical, mechanical, pneumatic / hydraulic schematics, developing database reporting functions preferred.

 Key Responsibilities

Develops and/or transitions new and/or improved processes to manufacturing, which includes the preparation of procedures and other manufacturing documentation. Provides on-site assistance at manufacturing plants for trouble-shooting, quality improvements, capability issues, productivity improvement and capital purchases.

Drives process improvements, capital installation and new process introductions.  Activities will include developing plans and budgets, team selection, assigning activities, conducting progress reviews, launching corrective actions, assuring all EHS guidelines and requirements are met and reporting progress to ISCL management.

Works with purchasing and outside vendors to obtain necessary capital equipment.  Develops the preparation of functional specifications and then evaluates alternatives (attending tool shows, seminars, and various training sessions is required to keep up with state-of-the-art developments.

Modified CNC controller programs and related software to expand/enhance the capabilities of the equipment, reduce setup-cycle times, and reduce scrap.  Provides CNC and/or programming support as needed.


Education Requirements

Must be a US Citizen or a Green Card Holder

• 4 year BS Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree, plus Graduate degree preferred.

• Direct experience designing and building automation systems with robotics, programming, integrated vision/inspection systems.

• Direct experience with powder manufacturing.

• 3 - 5 years in discipline.
Level of Engineer will be determined by the candidate's education and experience.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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