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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.



R&D Laboratory Technician - Willing to Train! 


Job Description: 

Kennametal is seeking a Research & Development Laboratory Technician at our Technology Center in Latrobe, PA. This individual will work in the Ceramic Research and Development group on engineering projects related to powder metallurgy, pressing, wet chemistry, mixing, and binder of ceramics. Knowledge of, or hands-on experience with polymer science, chemistry, powder pressing, powder metallurgy is valuable for this position.  The job will require an understanding of work instruction through spreadsheets and hands-on work with performing experiments and running laboratory process equipment. 


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on work with 90% in a laboratory setting
  • Working closely with science, engineering staff, and other technicians
  • Familiar with powder metallurgy, mixing, wet chemistry, pressing, sintering of powder
  • Programming and operation of laboratory equipment
  • Working in a dynamic R&D environment with powder and chemistry
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook, and interpret technical formulas
  • Exercise safe working practices


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Effective communication skills; written and verbal
  • Interest or experience with ceramic processing
  • Support characterization and testing of powder and parts
  • Physically able to lift up to 30lbs.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED



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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