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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 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 www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Engineer – Materials Science



Kennametal, Inc. seeks Engineer – Materials Science to work in Latrobe, PA to support product development, process development, intellectual property, and manufacturing through the identification and design of appropriate analyses for characterization of a wide variety of material systems. The position serves as a technical resource for analytical techniques including ICP-OES analysis, dilatometry, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, and laser flash analysis techniques with responsibility for the daily operation of analytical instrumentation, knowledge sharing of standardized procedures across all corporate locations, and evaluation of measurement systems.


Must have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Materials or Applied Science, Chemistry, Physics, or a related field plus one (1) year of experience in a related position.


Must also have experience with or knowledge of: (i) physics, chemistry, material science, and metallurgy with laboratory experience (ii) spectroscopy, powder metallurgy, elements and phases formed in hard metals used for cutting tools  (iii) cutting tool grades, specifications and applications (iv) manufacturing processes: powder processing, pressing and sintering processes (v) statistics and data analysis using statistical analysis software such as JMP or Minitab (vi) technical communication to support software and instrument set up and operation including creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) while working within cross functional team environment.


Must also be able to lift and position moderate-weight equipment.  Laboratory activities require use of appropriate PPE (may include safety glasses, gloves, safety shoes, dust mask).

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.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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