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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.



Technician - 1st shift

Location:  Latrobe, PA



The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment with a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and manufacturing personnel.  Strong customer focus, effective verbal/written communication, attention to detail, ability to consistently follow procedures for routine tasks, and good organizational, time management and prioritization skills are required. Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications is also required.  Familiarity with SAP, Ariba, and laboratory information management system software and practical experience with analytical testing methods are desired.


Job Description – Tasks

  • Interact with internal customers for materials analysis and metrology labs to receive samples and testing plans.  Work with team to route work through labs and manage requests utilizing laboratory information management system (LIMS) software
  • Assist analytical team with administrative activities including data entry and coordinating purchases and service for equipment.
  • Perform routine sample preparation and analytical testing in microstructure, chemistry, x-ray, and/or mechanical testing labs. Requires appropriate PPE (may include safety glasses, gloves, safety shoes, dust mask).


Education and Experience

Associate degree in science or engineering field and laboratory work experience required.  Or high school degree with 2-3 years relevant experience in analytical laboratory environment.


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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