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At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering 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 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Learn more at www.kennametal.com


Chemist - Huntsville, AL.

This person is responsible for performing analysis on Tungsten, Tungsten Carbide and Molybdenum products using a variety of testing equipment and instrumentation.

This individual maintains the integrity of testing methods for finished, in process and raw materials, as well as, maintaining the testing results for the environmental concern of the facility.



Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Responsible for procedure development as assigned by the Quality Manager.
  • Evaluates all types of test data as required, makes decisions for re-testing and evaluates unexpected or questionable data.
  • Responsible for incorporating new instrumentation or instrument upgrades as assigned by Quality Manager.  Develops, tests, and documents testing methods for instrument up-grades/new instrumentation.  Trains lab personnel on new instrument operations.
  • Assures proper care of instrumentation.  Monitors instrument maintenance, responsible for instrument repair and preventative maintenance.
  • Is responsible for revising departmental ISO documentation as assigned by the Quality Manager.
  • Completes internal quality audits as assigned by the Quality Manager.
  • May serve as a team leader or facilitator for process improvement, cost reduction and lean manufacturing programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • All levels of Management
  • Manufacturing Personnel
  • Quality Personnel


    Equipment Used: A wide variety of testing equipment and instrumentation including:

  • Analytical balances
  • Microscope imaging systems,
  • Metallography sample preparation. Metallurgical testing.
  • AA, XRF and DCP spectrometers
  • Sedigraph and Malvern Particle distribution analyzers
  • Physical testing apparatus: FSSS, Ro-Tap (Sieve analysis), Hall Flow, Powder Density.
  • Carbon, Sulfur, Oxygen and Nitrogen analysis instrumentation.
  • Microwave Digestion system
  • VS sintering furnace operation; CNC press operation.


    Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge of measuring and testing techniques.
  • Advanced mathematical skills
  • Ability to interface with others in a training capacity
  • Knowledge of inorganic chemistry, knowledge of metallurgy preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly competent in using Microsoft programs. Able to analyze network programs supporting lab and manufacturing processes to improve efficiency and test data distribution.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure in a demanding fast paced environment.
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes


    Experience Guidelines:

  • Minimum of 1 year industrial lab experience strongly preferred


    Education Guidelines:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry or Engineering.  Bachelor of Science Degree in Material Science, Physics, or Biology acceptable with additional industrial lab experience.


    Behavioral Dimensions:

  • Safety Awareness
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge
  • Analysis/Problem Assessment
  • Quality Orientation/Attention to Detail
  • Written Communication
  • Initiative
  • Judgement/Problem Solving


    Reports to: Quality Control Manager


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