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Application Engineer Metal Cutting Tools


Portland, OR, US

REQ ID:  42620

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.

Application Engineer Metal Cutting Tools

Location - Portland, OR or Seattle, WA


Job Summary 


Support customer relationships by maintaining deep product technical knowledge and providing technical advice, technical support, and technical expertise to enable & foster expansion in the market and solve for customer inquiry, problems, and needs; enabling Kennametal to be the go-to supplier for the customers’ tooling application demands. Liaison with Sales Engineer, Productivity Engineer, Inside Sales, and Channel Partners to support the customers technical needs. The role will support customers in a territory that includes Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR. The position will require travel, but Kennametal does provide a company vehicle. 



Key Job Responsibilities 


  • Be an expert in the company’s products and applications across end-markets while being vigil of cost savings and expansion into untapped market applications.
  • Understand the difference in the company’s products vs. competitor’s offerings and provide expert advice on the advantages of the company’s products in specific applications.
  • Perform analysis of complex application needs and develop recommendations in support of customer balancing business need.  Conduct tooling and application testing.  Prepare and present progress, status and forecasting reports of assigned area of responsibility.
  • Maintain expert knowledge on industry trends, training opportunities, and forecasts.
  • Support sales growth in using the company’s products/technology to design and execute cost savings initiatives with customers.
  • Active collaboration with internal customers such as Product Marketing, Mfg., Technology, etc., to ensure information share and goal alignments.
  •  Promote E-Commerce and other innovative revenue streams to support all customers and their buying habits.

Education Work Experience 


  • Years of Relevant Work Experience Required: 3-5 Years
  • Preferred Areas of Education, Certifications, and Skills: Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering. 
  •  Technical/Professional knowledge & skills, creating demand through insight, influencing, planning & organizing, decision making, account planning, active learning, advancing sales discussions, building customer loyalty, building trusting relationships.

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: Portland Oregon

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