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Process Engineer


Traverse City, MI, US

REQ ID:  41634


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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.



 Engineer AME Process Engineering

Location: Traverse City, MI



     The Engineer, AME Engineering, within the Wear Components Engineering group would design, develop, support and test for New product development and present processes for the Traverse City Product line and other Infrastructure locations.  This Engineer would work closely with manufacturing to ensure products are produced swiftly, properly, and efficiently.  Individual will have specific product responsibility and manage new product development and process improvement projects through Kennametal’s stage gate process. 

     This role is responsible for managing, through influence, the overall coordination and execution of mid to large size projects. Responsibilities will include the leadership, planning, development, organization execution (schedule & cost), and cross functional coordination of projects across multiple sites and geographies.   The candidate will be located in the Traverse City Plant and be expected to spend at least three days per week there to foster collaboration with manufacturing and the technical resources on site.  Evening calls are also expected occasionally to collaborate with global engineering, sales, and manufacturing in the Asia Pacific region.




    • Must be able to coordinate and execute long term projects independently including new product development, process development, and capital equipment acquisition.
    • Position would provide technical support to salesmen. Customers, suppliers, outside contractors and internal personnel.
    • Primary Focus on the support of present Abrasive Water Jet Nozzles /Industry Blast Nozzle products in Traverse City and new product development for ROCTEC materials.
    • Executing manufacturing readiness for new product launches… working with manufacturing to ensure all processes and procedures are in place prior to product launch, facilitating PPAP completeness, capability studies, etc. 


Requirements (Education, Experience, Skills)


    • 4 year engineering degree with at least 4 years relevant experience
    • Able to execute projects of significant complexity and uncertainty from concept through deployment with minimal supervision
    • Experience working with sales, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing teams.
    • Demonstrated experience with facilitating strong collaboration/communication across multiple organizational levels and geographic locations
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong competency in customer focus (both internal and external) to ensure project objectives meet the customer’s needs
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Project Management Software (e.g. MS Project), and demonstrated ability to learn other business software.  SAP, NX, and Lean experience is a plus
    • Willingness to travel as needed to support the 50% job responsibilities outside of Traverse City


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.

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