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Sr Engineer Materials Development (Cutting Tools)


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  39970

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


Sr Engineer Materials Development (Cutting Tools)

Hybrid, Latrobe, PA


Position Responsibilities

  • Develop new metal cutting grades following Kennametal’s stage gate process.
  • Plan and execute global R&D projects as a Project Leader or Team Member.
  • Interact with Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and Customers on a global basis to grow Kennametal’s market share in metal cutting tools.
  • Prepare and evaluate experimental materials through metal cutting and analytical materials testing.
  • Scale-up products into manufacturing and assist with commercial launch of the product.
  • Develop an understanding of material characteristics and properties important for various metal cutting applications and use this knowledge towards the development of new products.
  • Visit key customers to evaluate their machining needs and field test newly developed products.
  • Optimize cutting tool materials portfolio through product lifecycle management.


Position Requirements

  • BS or Masters degree (preferred) in Materials Science, Engineering or related field.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above preferred.
  • Strong communication and project leadership skills.
  • Prefer experience in cemented carbides, ceramics, or PVD/CVD processing.
  • Basic understanding of metal cutting applications (e.g. turning, milling, drilling) and tool wear mechanisms are a plus.
  • Familiarity with cutting tool design, cutting tool manufacturing, or materials analysis techniques can be instrumental.
  • All applicants must have strong communication and project leadership skills, be well versed in PC software applications, and exhibit excellent oral and written technical communication skills.


Competencies Required:  Performance Driven, Leadership, Communication, Practical Judgment and Disciplined Problem Solving, Initiative, Intelligence, Analytical skills, Creativity & Innovation, Enthusiasm, Ambition, Teamwork, and Customer Focus.

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.

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