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Quality Engineer


Solon, OH, US, 37086

REQ ID:  31747

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.

Job Description – Quality Engineer – Corporate - must be located in one of our Large Plant Locations: Lavergne, TN, Solon, OH, Rogers, AR, or Huntsville, AL


Job Summary:

Responsible for aligning Corporate standards to plant deliverables via training and hands-on demonstrations. Helping plants understand inputs and machine process capability to outputs using statistical resources and ongoing analyses. Ensure initiatives to ensure Customer First are working as designed. Assist with KOS assessments of quality systems.


Job Duties:

  • Assist plants with product quality improvement through the use of continuous improvement resources such as: six sigma, DOE (Design of Experiments), Product and Process Understanding (PPU), and Quality at the Source
  • Assist with procedure creation, dissemination, and understanding via Document Control instrument and rigorous follow-up
  • Ensure commercialized product design intent and product integrity is retained as materials, processes, equipment, methods, and specifications change
  • Establish a standard acceptance process for supplier and equipment qualifications that are statistically based and repeatable. Work with RQMs to ensure they are being followed
  • Evaluate trend data on repeat issues and help plants and staff groups improve CAPAs
  • Understand and help ensure SAP-QM is in place and used as designed
  • Assist with the Smart Factory work to ensure the correct inputs are being measured and tracked and data correlated to output results, utilizing effective control plans and SAP-QM


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering preferred 2+ years experience in quality or process engineering discipline
  • Statistical and general critical skills Ability to teach, train, guide in a plant setting

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: Nashville

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