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Engineer Metal Cutting Technology


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  40052

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.


Engineer Metal Cutting Technology

Latrobe, PA


This position will be a split role between grade specification system administration (60%) and product development project support (40%).


1. Grade specification system administration responsibilities include

  • collaborating with various materials science R&D teams to create and maintain material specifications
  • implementing grade specification system improvements by collaborating with Grade Development Team members and IT functions
  • supporting business functions with creation of grade specification customer data sheets

2. Product development project support responsibilities include

  • Developing new metal cutting grades following Kennametal’s stage gate process
  • Plan and execute global R&D projects as a Project Leader or Team Member
  • Interact with Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and Customers on a global basis to grow Kennametal’s market share in metal cutting tools
  • Prepare and evaluate experimental materials through metal cutting and analytical materials testing
  • Scale-up products into manufacturing and assist with commercial launch of the product
  • Develop an understanding of material characteristics and properties important for various metal cutting applications and use this knowledge towards the development of new products
  • Visit key customer to evaluate their machining needs and field test newly developed products
  • Optimize cutting tool materials portfolio through product lifecycle management


Position Requirements

  • BS in Materials Science, Engineering, or related field (minimum of 3.0 GPA)
  • The level of position will be determined by the candidate’s education and experience.
  • Previous experience with cemented carbides, ceramics, PVD/CVD coating, or metal machining processes can be instrumental
  • Ability to write T-SQL queries are a plus
  • All applicants must have strong project leadership skills and be well versed in PC software applications and exhibit excellent oral and written technical communication skills.


Competencies Required:  Performance Driven, Leadership, Communication, Practical Judgment and Disciplined Problem Solving, Initiative, Intelligence, Analytical skills, Creativity & Innovation, Enthusiasm, Ambition, Teamwork, and Customer Focus.


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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