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Maintenance Group Leader


Bedford, PA, US, 15601

REQ ID:  34424

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 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Maintenance Group Leader

1st Shift



Benefits start Day 1: Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability

6% match on 401K

8 paid holidays

Additional 32 hours of PTO



This position works under the supervision of the Supervisor, Maintenance. Duties are performed without constant supervision. Assignments are made and results are reviewed daily.


General duties

  • Train, plan, direct, schedule, and check the work in the Maintenance Department daily.
  • Work with engineering, management, maintenance supervisor, vendors, maintenance personnel, and operators to review and solve problems.
  • Monitor maintenance work orders and parts orders to continually improve operations of the maintenance department and in particular, the Maintenance Management System.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Work with Maintenance Management and Maintenance Department Personnel to continuously improve the Maintenance Department effectiveness.
  • Perform all other duties of Machine Maintenance Technician, i.e., electrical/electronics, mechanical, plumbing, pneumatics, and hydraulics when required.



  • A minimum of five years of industrial maintenance experience.
  • The ability to understand written and oral instructions and communicate with supervisors and coworkers.
  • Computer experience-Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook preferred.
  • Leadership skills, training and/or experience.
  • A forklift’s operator’s license.


All employees are expected to

  • Be aware of and adhere to Environmental, Health, and Safety practices for the facility and immediate area.
  • Support improved quality, reduction in waste and improved productivity.
  • Perform tasks in a quality manner to meet external and internal customer specifications and requirements.
  • Perform in a flexible and cooperative manner toward team objectives and the goals of the company
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with those you come in contact within all matters.
  • Complete all necessary documentation, electronic data entries, and communications accurately and timely.
  • Maintain regular attendance and perform duties in a timely manner.
  • Be aware of all standard procedures and practices associated with the position and work to maintain compliance.



  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • A minimum of two years post-secondary vo-tech or trade school education in industrial electricity and/or mechanics is preferred.


As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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