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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.


The purpose of the Quality Engineer at the Kennametal – Solon facility is to provide support to the Quality Department and Manufacturing Floor. The Quality Engineer shall provide support to achieve the overall goal which is to enhance customer satisfaction and continually improve.



Bachelor of Science in Engineering or minimum of six years of experience in a metalworking quality engineering environment, with full working knowledge of Quality Systems, A.I.A.G. or Six Sigma methods, Calibration/Metrology techniques, Metallurgical failure & analysis, Quality Auditing techniques (external and internal).


Must be knowledgeable of ISO 9000 Quality Management System requirements as it relates to all of the above.



Deals with Sales and Engineering on APQP activities for new programs and products
Working knowledge of GD&T and gaging methodology. CMM programming capability a plus.Zeiss equipment and Calypso software.

Work with Program Managers and Process Engineers to co-ordinate and prepare sample submission packages, updates and maintain the FMEA’s, Process Flow diagrams and Process Control Plans

Ability to communicate with suppliers & field sales on quality concerns.

Familiar with SAP and QM Module.

Conduct investigations on non-conformance and recommends corrective action to prevent reoccurrence.

Work with Manufacturing to solve in-house quality concerns, review of nonconforming product, recommend disposition

Familiar with the Cost of Quality and proven control or reduction of related costs.

Any other duties as assigned by the QA Manager


Equal Opportunity Employer