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Applications Engineer


Remote, GT, ZA

REQ ID:  35487

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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Applications Engineer



In Kennametal we are looking for an Applications Engineer to join us in our team in South Africa. This professional will work in different customer locations in the country, mainly coal mining companies.


The purpose of the role is to train underground mining personnel in the use of Kennametal mining products. To report back and recommend to customers continuous improvement projects (via the Sales Engineer) and to test new and existing product underground to enhance growth.



Key accountabilities:

  • Train underground personnel of customers on the correct usage of tools underground.
  • Promoting and testing Kennametal products to enhance continuous improvement for the customer and growth for Kennametal in the mining sector.


Other accountabilities:

  • Daily feedback to Customers and Kennametal personnel on current conditions of underground mining in the usage of tools and equipment.
  • Monitor and report back on tests conducted.
  • Document performance and production of consumables used underground.
  • Compile weekly and monthly reports.
  • Attend weekly and monthly reporting meetings.




  • 5-10 years’ experience in underground mining.
  • Knowledge of mining machinery and equipment.
  • Knowledge in the application and use of cutting and roof support systems and replacement parts and consumables.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering will be a plus.
  • High School diploma.
  • 75% travelling (aprox.)



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