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Materials Science Engineer

Job Title: Materials Science Engineer
Location: Rogers, AR


Job Description – Requirements


Kennametal has an opening for experienced and entry-level Ph.D. or M.S. candidates in the Material Science/Engineering related field to be located at our manufacturing and research facility in the Rogers, AR.  A graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) and/or practical experience in their field of study will be given consideration for a commensurate title and assignment.  Knowledge of physical metallurgy particularly in powdered metals / hard metal /metal alloys / industrial ceramics is strongly preferred. Practical experience in manufacturing or lab-scale processing is strongly preferred.  Beneficial Skills/experience would 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. 


This position (Materials Scientist) works under the supervision of the Engineering Manager to develop new materials, processes and technology in the area of hard metal / cemented tungsten carbide materials. 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 and manufacturing setting.


Job Description – Tasks


  • Establish subject matter expertise for materials, processes, and technologies used in the Infrastructure business.
  • Support product development, process development, intellectual property, quality, manufacturing, and EHS through the development of hard metal processes for a wide variety of product platforms.
  • Initiate, plan and implement technology, manufacturing, and capital projects.
  • Will be required to provide on-site technical assistance to manufacturing and quality.
  • Lead teams to resolution in the systematic use of data-driven analysis, decision making, and validation.
  • Author and maintain internal procedures and work instructions.
  • Assist in vendor and material qualification, prepare functional specifications.
  • Research, evaluate and develop new technologies, analytical techniques, and processing methods.
  • Travel up to 25%, depending on project activity.
  • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship