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Manufacturing Engineer


Rogers, AR, US

REQ ID:  41441

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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Manufacturing Engineer/Grinding Engineer

Grinding Engineer Manufacturing


Manufacturing engineers work to support infrastructure-wear components manufacturing operations, enabling production performance that is viable in terms of cost, quality, and delivery, while meeting industrial health, safety, and environmental standards.

The scope of responsibilities for manufacturing engineering includes the following areas of plant operation: press tool manufacturing, pressing, sintering, inspection, grinding, machining, edge preparation, polishing, surface preparation including washing and blasting, identification, and packaging - the primary focus will be in operations related to the centerless grind, specialty grind, and pressing processing lines.

This position works to support North American infrastructure-wear components manufacturing and will 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. This position will report directly to the Engineering Manager.



  • Develop project plans and assign activities. Conduct progress reviews, implement corrective actions, assure all EHS guidelines and requirements are met and report progress to Engineering manager
  • Provide manufacturing support with direct action, assistance, or coordination for quality and productivity improvements, issues and problems, and capital purchases
  • Coordinate work of Technical/Professional or Admin/Support roles
  • Work with Production Planning, QA, and Manufacturing to manage preproduction process to planned lead times
  • Prepare metrics, progress, status, and reports on key aspects of the assigned area of responsibility
  • Evaluate product designs for manufacturability and make improvement recommendations
  • Design, define and implement manufacturing devices, tooling, fixtures, and gauges
  • Establish item routings and processes and check regularly for accuracy.
  • Develop and/or transition new processes to manufacturing
  • Perform analysis and develop recommendations in support of achieving business objectives
  • Develop, improve, and standardize manufacturing processes, including writing work instructions, procedures, and control plans
  • Request and coordinate Engineering changes
  • Communicate and coordinate with machine manufacturers or 3rd party services to address machine issues



  • 5 to 7+ years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Understanding of Centerless Grinding is preferred but CNC experience is required
  • Travel up to 10% domestic and international
  • Authorized to work in the US.
  • Sponsorship is not offered for this position

 Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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