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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


Global Information Technology Leadership Program Associate (ITLP)  


Job Type:  Full-time, with first 2 years in rotational assignments


Job Description:

The ITLP is an intensive jump-start program specializing in technical and leadership courses.  The duration of this program is 24 months and includes four specific assignments, coupled with intense classroom and distance-learning opportunities, in technology, leadership, and Lean Six Sigma. The objective of these learning opportunities is to expose program participants to the use of Lean/Six Sigma methodologies, to solve complex business problems, as well as to give an exposure to networking design, client-server applications, systems integration, Web development and enterprise system implementations (SAP or other), which facilitates professional and technical growth. The program is uniquely suited for people with strong technical/analytical acumen, combined with broad business interests. 

As ITLP graduates emerge with a technical foundation, project management skills, sharpened business acumen, and the ability to lead, your skills will be in great demand in Kennametal's diverse businesses around the globe. Your first position after the program will be with the Kennametal IT group and in the country in which you joined the program. However, this is not a limiting factor for ITLP participants since Kennametal encourages its leadership talent to work across many Kennametal businesses.  Depending upon your goals, your career path may take you to related positions in other functional sectors of Kennametal businesses, where your Information Management background can make a significant contribution. 

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Management (with specialization in systems)
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience in the area of Information Technology, although those with no work experience are still encouraged to apply
  • Strong record of academic achievements and significant leadership roles
  • Demonstrated analytical approach to problem solving, strong communication skills, and coursework or related experience in a programming language


About Us

Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal’s portfolio of well-respected brand names and broad global presence enable us to help customers of all sizes in virtually every geography drive success at every stage of their value chain. Strategically aligned across our two core businesses - Industrial and Infrastructure - our products and services touch nearly every manufacturing process. People around the globe can see and touch these results throughout many aspects of their day, from the light switch they turn on to the car they drive.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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