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Maintenance Technician


Roanoke Rapids, NC, US

REQ ID:  34430

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.


Maintenance Technician



Benefits start Day 1: Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability

6% match on 401K

8 paid holidays

Additional 32 hours of PTO




This position reports to the Supervisor of Maintenance and PM Systems. The job is usually subject to general work instructions, standardized practices and procedures, and supervision of progress and results.



Responsibilities include, but not limited to: installations, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, maintain, and calibrate the following systems: Electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, all grinding and associated equipment, and processes used in the manufacturing of tungsten carbide and ceramic tools including facility equipment. The job is subject to general work instructions, standardized practices and procedures, and supervision of progress and result. Must adhere to all Safety Guidelines and Polices.




Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


Associate degree or equivalent in industrial maintenance and/or relative discipline and 5 years’ experience in maintenance position in a manufacturing facility required.




Representative Responsibilities


  • Repair equipment in accordance with standard engineering practices and original equipment manufacturers OEM technical manuals. Perform troubleshooting, diagnosing, repair and maintenance of all manufacturing and associated service equipment identifying the root cause of the problem. Maintain pneumatic and hydraulic systems controls and components. Rebuild all machine accessories, pumps, motors, dressing units, and fixtures.


  • Complete scheduled electrical/electronic overhaul/rebuild of CNC grinding equipment, including rewiring and replacement of motors, encoders/resolvers, electronic printed circuit boards, proximity switches, micro switches, relays, timers etc. Also include calibration and testing upon completion of overhaul. Working from prints, sketches, schematics, vender equipment manuals or verbal instructions to maintain equipment in adjustment, aligning, and fitting. Maintain and repair air conditioning and heating, air handlers.


  • Preventive Maintenance, including inspection, repair and lubrication of all manufacturing equipment and processes and facility equipment following plant-wide preventive maintenance program. If applicable, provide maintenance for plumbing, and HVAC equipment as required. 


  • Plan and coordinate major equipment manuals or verbal instructions to maintain intricate equipment in adjusting, aligning and fitting.  Utilize basic CNC processing and test equipment in diagnosing and correcting defective components. Operate and repair machine tools by welding, fabricate sheet metal items as needed. Make brackets, accessories and repair parts as needed.


  • Review all work orders, order supply parts electronically. Calibrate manufacturing equipment and processes and facility equipment in accordance with OEM suggested guidelines.                                                                                                                                            


  • Install new equipment: disassemble, relocate, and reinstall existing equipment to implement the company’s continuous improvement program per current electrical and plumbing guidelines.                                                                     


  • Interact with staff in all departments of the plant, as well as outside vendors and service engineers. 


  • Attend technical training sessions to upgrade skills and knowledge of increasingly sophisticated equipment and processes. 




The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under the position title or those to be performed temporarily outside of the employee’s normal job duties.  In performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to adhere to all plant safety rules and to all applicable Federal Regulations as set forth in the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  Employees performing the duties of this position may be exposed to both the handling and/or moving of hazardous material and have been instructed in the proper safe handling/disposal procedures.

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: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount

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