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Emerge Program Associate - Technology


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  41461

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.

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 three 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 - Grade Specification and Development
Product Engineering
Design Engineering
Estimating Engineering
Process Development
Additive Manufacturing
Metrology Process Development
Vendor Qualification
Advanced Machining Solutions
Manufacturing Process Improvement
Environmental, Health & Safety
Project Management

Program Highlights 

1-week corporate onboarding and assimilation including leadership series, philanthropic activities, introduction to professional development trainings and plant site visits as 1 EMERGE Cohort.
Formalized mentorship program with a separate career and peer mentor
Robust and rewarding rotations within functional tracks (most rotations will require both corporate and plant assignments).
Ongoing learning journey to enhance technical, professional and leadership acumen.
Working side-by-side with other Technology professionals at various locations and levels of the organization to develop a strong foundation and skillset.

Program Eligibility

Completing final academic year in a Technical field: STEM or related field of study
Strong organization, facilitation, leadership, project management and communication skills.
Strong analytical approach to problem solving.
Candidates with a minimum overall GPA of a 3.2 preferred.

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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