Manager Manufacturing


Asheboro, NC, US

REQ ID:  43990


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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Manufacturing Manager

Asheboro, NC


Job Summary:

Manages a work area in a manufacturing or assembly function to achieve defined goals such as daily and monthly output schedules, quality levels, etc. Supervises the workforce directly or through the use of work leads/area supervisors. Develops production improvement and recovery plans in case goals are missed. Develops strategies to instill improvements in productivity and efficiency and is responsible for safety. Ensures workforce is adequately trained.



  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities of a function or small unit/department
  • Develop tactical plans to achieve business results and provide feedback and input on strategy
  • Responsible for overall production goal attainment to defined metrics for safety, quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Monitor processes and provide reports on progress and achievement of business objectives
  • Manages team for overall performance including training, planning, scheduling, staffing, discipline through policy administration, and meeting production goals
  • Optimize resource allocation and utilization
  • Decisions are guided by set policies and procedures, business plans, resource availability, and functional objectives.
  • Determines how resources are allocated within the area of accountability



  • A bachelor's degree, plus an advanced degree preferred or equivalent experience 
  • 8 + years of experience in manufacturing preferred
  • 3-5 years of management experience 




Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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