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Sr Engineer R&D


Shanghai, SH, CN

REQ ID:  33366

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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Title:  Sr Engineer R&D-China

Job Location: Shanghai, China



  • Be responsible for leading and executing individual R&D projects; 
  • Develop and manage existing and future technologies; 
  • Integration of technology-based systems to improve products and processes; 
  • Drive cost & efficiency programs to reduce cost of products. 
  • Be capable of working well in a cross functional team where he or she will interface with other operating groups of within and outside Kennametal (i.e. Engineering, Manufacturing, Internal/External customers, 
  • External research institutes etc.) globally; 
  • Identify required resources internally, 
  • Externally and across disciplines; 
  • Develop project plans; keep projects on schedule, within budget, meeting the project objectives; 
  • Direct or support the development of project deliverables and present those deliverables at project meetings; 
  • Work with Intellectual Property department to secure confidential agreements and ensure new ideas are properly disclosed and patented or kept as trade secret.



  • PhD in Materials or Chemistry with major in Ceramics, Inorganic non-metallic, powder metallurgy (陶瓷,无机非金属,粉末冶金) and a few years working experience. BN, TiB2 and AlN related background will be preferred. 
  • Excellent domain knowledge and solid hands-on experiences in inorganic material synthesis, inorganic material characterization and inorganic material modelling/simulation.
  • Good oral and written technical communications skills in Chinese and English, CET-4 or above.
  • Problem solving skills, Design of experiment, six-sigma
  • Results-driven and accountability, Creativity, Curiosity
  • Project management experience
  • A team player as well as able to execute projects and complete short-term work assignments independently
  • Well versed in PC software
  • Actively participate and enhance Kennametal “Safety First” Culture.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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