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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.

Position Description:

Conducts inspections of materials using various laboratory testing equipment, and assists in record-keeping, SPC data, cross-training, and ordering supplies as necessary.


Essential Functions:

1. Communicate (written/verbal) with internal customers giving clear, concise instructions and/or directions.

2. Collect, prepare and analyze calibration, routine, and special (non-standard) samples of metal alloys.

3. Select/order required consumables/research, recommend and justify new parts, equipment and/or methods.

4. “Troubleshoot” and maintain laboratory equipment.

5. Follow specifications and procedures as presented.

6. Sequence various job tasks together in an organized manner for maximum work benefit.

Typical duties and tasks:

1. Regular attendance

2. Conduct particle size and property measurement of powders using the following tests:

Sieve analysis, Sub-Sieve analysis, Hall Flow, Apparent density, Tap density

3. Conduct hardness tests using: Rockwell, Superficial and Micro-Hardness testers.

4. Perform analysis on sample to determine oxygen, nitrogen, carbon & sulfur content using required


5. Prepare and submit samples for chemical analysis using a sintering furnace and button melter.

6. Perform calibration of sieves and hardness testers using standard reference materials.

7. Perform calibration of nitrogen/oxygen and carbon/sulfur apparatus on a daily basis.

8. Daily analysis of samples including acceptance and rejection of material to specification.

9. Perform calibration of Sub-sieve Analysis apparatus as required.

10. Write procedures and practices as required.

11. Train others for back-up in job responsibilities.

12. Keep laboratory neat, clean and orderly.

13. Perform any and all other duties of a similar nature and character as duties above which management may

deem necessary, in writing or verbally, at its discretion, as requested or directed.


Qualifications and Experience:

1. High school diploma or GED, above-average mathematical skills, and a mechanical aptitude.

2. 2 years experience in a similar laboratory environment.

3. Effective communication skills; written and verbal, and good penmanship.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those

that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


1. Constant fingering, grasping, feeling; frequent reaching, standing for sustained periods of time.

2. Occasional balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing and/or pulling (repetitive at times).

3. Required to climb stairs to atomization tower as necessary.

4. Must be able to reach above head with two arms at once.

6. Occasionally subject to atmospheric conditions including noise, fumes, dust, gases and extreme heat.

5. Hearing protection required in designated areas, eye protection while in production areas


**These roles are for 2nd or 3rd shift**

Equal Opportunity Employer