Kennametal engineers on the manufacturing floor

At Kennametal, engineering careers can take you anywhere.

Engineering at Kennametal is challenging, fast-paced and global in scope. You’ll work with state-of-the-art tools, learn innovative processes and experience the many facets of material science, design engineering and manufacturing. As part of a cross-functional team, you will have the opportunity to work with people from around the world, at both our facilities and customer locations, as you build a well-rounded and diverse career.

A wide range of roles
With more than 40% of our products less than five years old and an average of 80 new patent applications every year, the variety of project initiatives at Kennametal is endless. You may begin by supporting existing designs, then work toward providing customized applications or developing new products for the global market. Here, you can touch all aspects of a product, from design, testing and development to manufacturing. Areas of opportunity include:

  • Design: Play a key role in designing new products or re-engineering existing ones using CAD tools
  • R&D: Help us advance core technologies through research, simulation and analysis
  • Manufacturing: Get involved in CAM programming, product manufacture, scheduling, quality control and other shop floor activities
  • Application engineering: Engage in customer-facing activities, such as troubleshooting, as well as technically support sales and other groups

Kennametal engineer modeling a part on his computer

How engineers grow
You’ll have many flexible paths to grow. For example, you can move from R&D to manufacturing or marketing – or even explore a managerial path. We also provide opportunities for global travel and assignments. Our projects require continual learning and research, and we provide a wealth of development opportunities:

  • Product training through our Learning Center
  • Product development process training through our recognized Achieving a Competitive Edge stage gate process
  • Lean and Six Sigma training
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing training
  • Courses in manufacturing fundamentals, such as metal cutting
  • Assistance earning your Professional Engineering License and advanced degrees, such as MBA

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