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CVD Coating Engineer


Orwell, OH, US

REQ ID:  32887

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.

CVD Coating Engineer


Summary of Job:

  • Responsible for all engineering related aspects of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) coating deposition in a manufacturing environment to include process (material science), equipment, and analysis (quality)


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Daily control and improvement of CVD and related processes
    • Process support: Inspection of critical coating characteristics, historical analysis of equipment operation, quality, etc.
    • Equipment support: Advanced preventative maintenance, technical troubleshooting (including electrical/electronic)
    • Procedures, working instructions: Development, implementation, training, and auditing
  • Project management: Lead new process introduction/qualification, equipment installation, etc.
  • Problem Solving: Identify complex problems; Lead teams in a systematic approach to resolution using data-driven analysis/decision making; Follow-through actions through implementation and validation
  • Ability to develop an understanding of complex and evolving processes as required to lead, implement, and sustain systems improvements
  • Evaluate skill levels of technicians, develop training materials, coach and train team members for improving team and equipment performance.
  • Equipment design: Develop design specifications for equipment supporting CVD operations


  • Experience with thin-film deposition or precision component fabrication tools, including fundamental understanding of the operation, process controls, and programming (Vacuum Systems, Gas Delivery / Distribution, Control Systems)
  • Ability to perform basic troubleshooting of electrical/electronic systems
  • Demonstrated experience in materials, materials science, and/or materials chemistry.
  • Teamwork and Communication: Able to work well in a team environment and effectively communicate throughout the organization
  • Surface treatments related to CVD coating deposition
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Data analysis and related software (i.e. Minitab)


  • BS Engineering - Chem, Chem Engr, EE, Material Science, or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 3 - 5+ years of related experience 
  • 3-5 years - R&D or Manufacturing environment
  • 1-2 years - Project Management
  • Must have an excellent track record in project planning, execution, and delivery
  • Experience as an equipment engineer or field service engineering professional who is highly effective working in a team-oriented matrix organization
  • Experience with vacuum processing equipment, gas distribution systems, or CVD systems preferred

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: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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