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Quality Engineer


Rogers, AR, US

REQ ID:  32732

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.

Quality Engineer - Rogers, AR


This position reports directly to the Manager of Quality Assurance.  Independent action is necessary for completing projects and goals.  A formal review of projects is conducted monthly.  Routine problems and shop floor interface is reviewed weekly or as needed.


B.S. degree in Engineering or an A.S. in Engineering with four (4) years experience in a high volume manufacturing/assembly environment with emphasis on statistical methods and quality system development and implementation.

4-6 Years of experience with DOD, NADCAP, Aerospace, Nuclear compliance activities.

RCCA using various tools e.g. 8D, APQP, PPAP, A3, and other various quality tools.


                This position will have a direct impact on production elements, procedures, and audits of processes that affect over 50% of the finished products annually. Can serve as backup Management Representative for the various third-party audits e.g. (ISO Quality System and customer requested) audits)


                Responsible for, coordination of inspection systems for various vendors, acting as QA and Manufacturing liaison with purchasing for supplier evaluation reporting for products used in all aspects of the production process. Reviews, monitors and provide “key” oversite to supplier corrective actions.

Can designs gages, researches measurement methods, and gives technical support to technicians and manufacturing in measurement methods and gage calibration able to accomplish Gage R & Rs

Prepares quality procedures based on corporate, division, customer, and internal quality goals and requirements to provide cost-effective methods of controlling quality output.  Revises and updates procedures within their areas.

Is responsible for the investigation, obtaining disposition, initiating corrective action if required on product return to the Rogers KMT plant for quality issues 

Reviews product engineering changes and revisions, determines gaging requirements, measurement requirements, and updates the necessary Q.A. procedures. Conducts improvement projects utilizing plant personnel, Gives technical support to Lean, Preventive Actions, and project teams as requested.

Has a high degree of competency in the following areas:

  • Performance Driven
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Practical Judgment and Disciplined Problem Solving
  • People Selection
  • Managing Performance
  • Coaching/Training
  • Conducting Meetings
  • Strategic Skills
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Independence
  • Conscious Restraint/Maturity
  • Analytical Skills
  • Intelligence
  • Sense of Urgency/Proactivity
  • Best Practices/Leading Edge

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: Fayetteville

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