Materials Science Technician


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  44035


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

Job Title: Technician – Material Analysis
Locaation: Latrobe, PA


Position Summary:


Position is required to maintain high quality and expertise levels for a limited number of sample preparation and analysis processes in the metrology lab. Good organizational, time management and prioritization skills are required. Must be adaptable to change and able to optimize workload to maximize productivity while providing reliable test results.



  • Operate metrology measurement equipment on various test samples, drills, endmills, and various insert geometries.
  • Standardize, calibrate, and perform basic preventive maintenance and repair on lab equipment.
  • Perform basic routine processes that require close interaction with other technicians, engineers, and Supervisor.
  • Communication between colleagues to effectively facilitate testing
  • Strictly adhere to standard procedures developed at the Technology Center.
  • Provide training to colleagues at local and remote locations.
  • Follow all EHS regulations.
  • Maintain work area in a neat and orderly fashion.


Skills / Experience:

  • Ability to use gages for measurements in metric and inch.
  • Mechanical machining background beneficial.
  • Basic PC skills in spreadsheets and word processing. 
  • Attention to detail and excellent verbal communications and technical writing skills.
  • Lab experience, data reporting and implementation of standardized procedures.
  • Previous machine shop experience would be beneficial.



  • Technical degree (science, math, computer) or high school diploma and 3 years practical experience in a technical function. 

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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