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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.


Position Title: Ceramics Engineer


Looking for a highly capable engineer to be part of the Ceramics Technology team at Kennametal Corporate Technology Center, Latrobe PA. Kennametal manufactures tools for machining advanced materials, utilizing proprietary coating and substrate materials.


Summary of Job Responsibilities:

1. Develop and optimize process technology (powder, pressing, sintering, hot pressing, etc) for ceramic product manufacturing

2. Lead product and process transition from Technology to Manufacturing

3. Work closely with Manufacturing offering technical support to process problems or customer complaints

4. Provide expert troubleshooting, and process support to the R&D team, and Mfg operations

5. Work with equipment vendors to jointly develop next-generation technology

6. Represent Kennametal in academia, scout, and build suitable partnerships



Skills/Knowledge Required:

1. BS, MS or Ph.D. in Ceramic Eng or Material Sci specializing in Ceramics

2. 3-5 yrs of hands-on experience in the ceramic industry (optional)

3. Good familiarity with engineering ceramic processing techniques

4. Good familiarity with engineering ceramic materials (SiC, Silicon Nitride etc) is desirable

5. Experience in statistical data analysis, six sigma is desirable

6. Experience in writing technical reports

7. Excellent communication skills, leadership capability

8. Highly adaptability to change

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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