2nd Shift: Quality Chemist


Goshen, IN, US

Onsite or Remote: 
REQ ID:  44217


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

Quality Chemist 

Shift: 2nd - 2:00pm - 10:00pm


Job Summary:

Perform dimensional, chemical, visual, and physical properties inspections of products at various stages of the manufacturing process.


Key Job Responsibilities:

• Provides technical support to the Quality and Quality Engineering (QE) functions.

• Conducts nondestructive examination (NDE) and quality control (QC) inspections on products, materials, components, parts, etc., at various stages of the production process to ensure compliance with established quality and reliability standards.

• Captures and analyzes statistical data from processes to either confirm compliance with established standards or identify deviations from standards.

• Recommends new or enhanced methods, procedures and standards.

• Record results of inspections as required. Daily work is determined by structure and needs of the Quality group.

• May include, in process or final inspections of products, physical properties inspections and chemical analysis.

• Will include customer certification inspections of orders as required using any inspection equipment needed including but not limited to Hard Gages, Microscopy, Glow Discharge Spectrometer (GDS), Rotap, Carbon Sulfur Analyzer, Oxygen Nitrogen Analyzer, and Particle Size Distribution Analyzers.

• Required to learn and understand all equipment needed to inspect physical, dimensional, and chemical properties.

• Expected to work on priority order first and scan correct production information as needed.



  • Performs specialized technical tasks required to support operations and quality functions (e.g., IT development, research support, skilled trade)
  • Works with a limited degree of supervision


Preferred Areas of Education, Certifications, and Skills:

• Associates Degree. Requires vocational training or the equivalent experience and may require external certification. Secondary education degree preferred.

• Is able to properly use and be proficient in the use of all gages, devices, and analytical instrumentation that determine compliance to product specifications.

• 3-5 years of experience preferred or must demonstrate ability to learn.  

•Must be able to use required computer software including but not limited to SAP and Microsoft Office.

• Is able to read and understand specifications, routings and operating procedures.

• Can properly interpret inspection defect criteria.

• Follows procedures/work instructions for conducting customer certifications, inspections of physical properties and analytical analysis.  

• Can retrieve and read production routers. Record data as required and can determine if the product and packaging matches the router requirements.

• See Training database for specific requirements.

● Has full proficiency in a range of technical processes or procedures (or deep skills in a single area) through job-related

training and considerable work experience

● Completes a variety of atypical assignments

● Works within defined technical processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate

approach for new assignments.

● Can update work instructions and procedures.

● Guides and supports junior team members; may assist in their formal orientation and training

● Acts as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience

● Has working knowledge and skills to perform a defined set of analytical/scientific methods or operational processes

● Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within own area of expertise

● Works within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods


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.

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