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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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.



Job Title : Plant Manager



Job Summary:


Plans and manages the overall production activities of a plant ensuring compliance to global standards. Responsible for production schedules and performance indicators for measuring progresses. Monitors daily operations to identify and resolve problem areas relating to staffing, scheduling, tooling, safety, quality and production line arrangement. May direct maintenance of facility and equipment. In charge of people development (leadership & competences) and people satisfaction.



Key Job Responsibilities:


  • Directs projects, processes, functional and business objectives with a broad scope and impact
  • Provide strategic input to facilitate achievement of business results
  • Manage a functional or operational area that directly supports the execution of tactical objectives
  • Assess external developments and develop risk mitigation strategies in the area of responsibility
  • Lead the Safety Leadership Committee and develop the site Safety Flight Plan and monitor progress and clear any organizational barriers that may prevent achieving goal of 100% Safe. Establish and enforce safety environment with clear roles and responsibilities, and regularly monitor performance using Safety Reviews.
  • Responsible for plant financial performance
  • Responsible to assure customer satisfaction needs are meet - lead time, on-time delivery, quality of product
  • Responsible to assure proper manpower levels are in place to support demand. In charge of people satisfaction and development.
  • Responsible for reducing costs through lean and 6 Sigma programs.


Years of Relevant Work Experience Required:  15 + Years


Preferred Areas of Education, Certifications, and Skills: 


  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field or expertise. Oversees execution of cross-functional projects with significant influence on the operations of the Company Overall understanding of business objectives and influence of department on achievement of those objectives.
  • 3-5 years management, Six Sigma, making decision using detailed analysis, integration and constructive thinking. Able to build and maintain relationship with constituents outside the company to support business needs. Interacts with other departments to coordinate activities.


  • Minimum Bachelors Degree
  • Good to have Masters / Post Graduate.





Kennametal is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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