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Manufacturing Engineer


Solon, OH, US

REQ ID:  42871


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.

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Solon, Ohio

Job Description

This position will be responsible to lead initiatives across departments to support On Time Performance, Right the First Time, NPC (New Product Creation), Product transfers and Manufacturing cost reduction. Other responsibilities of this position include utilization of vendors and other Kennametal locations to support manufacturing activities beyond the scope and capabilities of the Solon facility, including but not limited to modernization and simplification of manufacturing processes. A candidate in this position will be required to participate in technical design reviews, specify machine tools and justify their acquisition and challenge status-quo manufacturing processes to meet customer requirements while maintaining a cost-effective and time-sensitive approach.


The candidate should have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and 2 or more years’ experience in manufacturing
  • Proven experience in the following areas:  Unigraphics NX CAD/CAM experience, GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), SAP, vendor selection and qualification responsibilities and manufacturing support activities to include tooling selection, fixture/ work holding design.
  • Analytical problem-solving skills, including knowledge of FMEA, Statistical Process Control, DOE or similar disciplines and exhibit the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced manufacturing environment


All employees are expected to:

  • Be aware of and adhere to Environmental, Health and Safety practices for the facility and immediate area. 
  • Support the Lean Enterprise/25 Keys initiatives and continuously strive to improve Customer satisfaction through improved quality, reduction in waste and improved productivity.
  • Perform tasks in a quality manner to meet external and internal Customer specifications and requirements.
  • Perform in a flexible and cooperative manner toward team objectives and the goals of the company. 
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with those you come in contact with in all matters. 
  • Complete all necessary documentation, electronic data entries and communications accurately and timely.
  • Maintain regular attendance and perform duties in a timely manner, arriving and departing for assignments and meetings as required.
  • Be aware of all standard procedures and practices associated with the position and work to maintain compliance.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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