Job Description: Develop new metal cutting grades following the Kennametal's stage gate process, ACE. Plan and execute R&D projects as a Project Leader or Team Member. Interact with Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and Customers on a global basis to grow Kennametal's market share in metal cutting tools. Prepare and evaluate experimental materials through metal cutting testing. Prepare ACE gate deliverables. Scale-up products into manufacturing and assist with commercial launch of the product. Develop an understanding of material characteristics and properties important for various metal cutting applications, and use this knowledge towards the development of new products. Visit key customers to evaluate their machining needs and field test newly developed insert products.
Required Experience: B.S or Master degree in Materials Science and Engineering or related field. 3.0 Grade Point average. The level of this position will directly relate to the selected candidates education and experience level. Prefer experience in carbide, ceramic, or PVD/CVD processing. Metal cutting or machining experience is a plus. All applicants should have strong project leadership skills and be well versed in PC software applications and exhibit excellent oral and written technical communications skills. Competencies Required: Performance Driven Leadership Communication Practical Judgment and Disciplined Problem Solving Initiative Intelligence Analytical Skills Creativity & Innovation Enthusiasm Ambition Teamwork Customer Focus.
Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal’s portfolio of well-respected brand names and broad global presence enable us to help customers of all sizes in virtually every geography drive success at every stage of their value chain. Strategically aligned across our two core businesses - Industrial and Infrastructure - our products and services touch nearly every manufacturing process. People around the globe can see and touch these results throughout many aspects of their day, from the light switch they turn on to the car they drive.