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Sr Applications Engineer-Singapore


Singapore, 01, SG, 542273

REQ ID:  31826

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.

Job Title: Senior Application Engineer

Location: Singapore


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 regional 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 and Product Engineer to support the customers technical needs


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. competitors’ offerings and provide expert advice on the advantages of the company’s products in the specific applications
  • Perform analysis of complex application needs and develop recommendations in support of customer balancing business need. Conducting tooling and application testing. Prepare and present progress, status and forecasting reports of assigned area of responsibilities  
  • Maintain expert knowledge on industry trends, training opportunities and forecast
  • Leverage CRM to track activities and NOVO
  • 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, Manufacturing, 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, Skills, Certificates Required 

  • Experience in the field of manufacturing (Automotive , aerospace ,O&G , general engineering ),Cutting tools or machine tools for 8 years min
  • Sound Knowledge in reading component drawings (aerospace or automotive or O&G or general engineering)          
  • Sound knowledge of manufacturing methods or process planning and cutting tool selection process.
  • Experience in CNC programming knowledge (uni-grahics, Cad Cam etc)
  • Willingness and flexibility to extensively travel domestically within Thailand
  • Passion and acumen for prompting KMT product to end users by training and marketing initiatives.
  • Knowledge of fixtures will be an added advantage    
  • Knowledge of Quality control, GD&T will be an added advantage
  • Cohesiveness and attitude to work as one team.
  • Self-starter, outgoing personality, with a go getter attitude
  • Good oral and written communication skills, with very good presentation skills        
  • Conversant with Excel/PowerPoint/ SAP etc. and willingness to report out in a structured manner to the reporting management level      



  • 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. 
  • CNC Programming experience in the following platforms preferred: Mastercam, Esprit, Siemens NX, ProE, etc.
  • CNC operation and machining programing skill and experience.
  • Tooling and find suitable cutting parameter select skill

Equal Opportunity Employer

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