Emerge Program Associate - Technology


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  44016

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.


Job Title: Emerge Program Associate - Technology - US


Kennametal’s Emerging Leadership Program


EMERGE, Kennametal’s early-career leadership development program, is focused on building emerging leaders within Kennametal through diverse experiences to expand their perspectives, develop functional expertise, and accelerate career development. 


EMERGE will equip participants with leadership, professional, and technical skills necessary to drive performance and integration among business functions.  This immersive program is 2 years in duration with diverse functional rotations within Kennametal’s IT, Finance, Operations, Technology, or Commercial business tracks.  Participants must be willing to relocate or travel during the program.  Post completion of the program, position placement will be into a role based on your strengths and interests, as well as business need at that time.


Program Tracks 


  • IT - Our Information Technology Team is a trusted business partner translating needs into technical solutions and protecting our assets. 
  • Finance - Our Finance Team partners with the business every day to enable strategic decision making while delivering best-practice financial processes, measurement, and execution.
  • Operations - Our Operations Team is at the heart of what we do. Focused on manufacturing, this team helps drive the success of our various business segments.
  • Technology - Our Technology Team develops innovative new materials, products, and processes to support our customers and manufacturing teams.
  • Commercial - Our Commercial Team combines a technical and business mindset to deliver the most valuable products, solutions, and know-how to our customers every day.


Technology Track

Functional opportunities included within Kennametal’s Technology Track include but are not limited to:


  • Material Science – Research & Development
  • Product Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Estimating Engineering
  • Process Development
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials Analysis & Metrology
  • Process Development
  • Vendor Qualification
  • Advanced Machining Solutions
  • Manufacturing Process Improvement
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Project Management



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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