Infrastructure Leadership Program

Celebrating its 80th year 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 2018. Learn more at www.kennametal.com.






The Infrastructure Leadership Program (ILP) is a 24 month program designed to expose & develop candidates to various functions within the commercial organization at Kennametal, which includes Infrastructure Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Services, Customer Service and COE's (Centers of Excellence). Through exposure during rotational training and developmental assignments at various Kennametal facilities, the program participant is better prepared to advance their career as a leader within the Kennametal enterprise and begin their career path. At the end of this 24-month program, the candidate can compete for a fully defined position that aligns with their career aspirations, personal skills & interests with an appropriate level position at a competitively attractive salary & benefits package.


This exciting program consists of three, consecutive, 8 month rotations, typically in 2 - 4 different Kennametal locations across the US.

Post completion of program, the considered role will be a full time position within the commercial organization which serves varied markets such as Oil & Gas, Energy, Heavy Construction, Mining, & Wear Solutions. The position upon completion will be based on incumbents' strengths and interest, as well as business conditions at that time.

Participants will benefit from additional leadership and function-specific training during the program.

Some of the functional competencies covered during rotations include:

Metal cutting & Earth cutting tooling Applications

Materials Management

Underground & Surface Mining

Energy Applications

Heavy Construction (roads, etc.)

Foundation Drilling

Supervisory Skills

Lean and Continuous Improvement

Environmental, Health & Safety; Importance of Safety

Core business acumen: Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, Legal, Business Development

Project Management

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)



Education requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Technical field: Engineering, Operations, Energy, Mining, Business and relevant internship experience. Or, Master's level preferred.

Strong organization, facilitation, presentation, leadership, project management and communication skills.

Ability to work independently with little supervision in a fast-paced environment.

Willingness to travel & relocate immediately and in the future.


Must be a US citizen, or hold a Green Card

Equal Opportunity Employer

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