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Celebrating its 80th year 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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2018. Learn more at




Job Title: Sr Engineer - Carbide Extrusion - Injection Molding

Location:  Latrobe, PA


Job Description:

Supports project teams or team leader in the areas of injection molding and extrusion of carbide powder to launch new products, optimize processes, or develop platform technology.  Oversee new equipment purchases related to injection molding and extrusion, including specification, installation, run off testing, and optimization.  Work closely with technicians in process optimization, testing, and programming.  Advise on and approve tooling designs.  Optimize machine and material process parameters based on LEAN principles, DOE, statistical analysis and materials science.  Optimize platform technology to reduce cost and scrap; or to increase capability and application range.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Materials Science or related technical field, preferred.
  • If candidate has a degree, 3-7 years’ experience in injection molding or extrusion related field, industrial or research is required.
  • If candidate does not have a degree, 10+ years' experience in injection molding or extrusion related field, industrial or research required.

Experience and/or Knowledge of the following is required:


  • Powder characterization, mixing and blending
  • Polymer science and chemistry applied to organic binder systems
  • Organic binder removal, collection, and pyrolysis
  • Carbon control and liquid phase sintering
  • Injection molding / extrusion machine operation and optimization
  • Robot programming and robotics tool design
  • Die tooling and design
  • Statistical process control
  • LEAN
  • CAD
  • FEA

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Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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