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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.

This position (Materials Scientist) works under the supervision of the Engineering Manager to develop new materials, processes, and technology. The employee will work closely with Manufacturing, Market Portfolio Managers, and Sales to understand customer needs, develop products and processes, transfer technology from R & D to manufacturing, and provide technical product support to customers. The employee will need hands-on experience conducting experiments and operating equipment in a laboratory setting. Projects are generally defined by the policies of business units and Technology; they can be informally reviewed as needed and are formally reviewed twice per year.


MS in Material Science/Engineering or related field plus 2 years of experience is preferred. BS+4 years experience in Material Science/Engineering or related fields will be considered.




Experience must include: Powder metallurgy, hard metals, development and selection of wear-resistant materials, and materials characterization techniques, including wear resistance, fracture toughness, metallography, and powder characterization.


Desirable skills include:  applying statistical methods to improve process capability, reduce scrap or improve quality, experience with CAD, experience with CNC equipment operation, experience with brazing and other joining techniques, experience with casting, experience with additive manufacturing, knowledge of ferrous materials, and their heat treatment, knowledge of advanced tribology, and knowledge of metal stamping.

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: Fayetteville

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