Supervisor Manufacturing-US


Bedford, PA, US

On-site or Remote:  Onsite
REQ ID:  45234

About Kennametal

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 and defense, 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 nearly 100 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2023. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Supervisor Manufacturing 

Shift: 3rd

Bedford, PA


Supervises direct labor within a defined work area or shift, in a manufacturing or assembly function to achieve defined goals such as daily and monthly output schedules, quality levels, etc. Monitors safety, productivity, and efficiency. Ensures the workforce is appropriately trained.


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise activities of a team, small department, or subgroup
  • Provides direction, training, and guidance to assigned staff
  • Ensure adherence to corporate policy and procedures
  • Achieve business objectives within set parameters (budget, targets, etc.)


Key Position Accountabilities:

  • Identify and monitor performance indicators that measure how well the group is supporting the plan
  • Plan, maintain and communicate production, manpower, and quality to achieve the plan
  • Manage the one-year operating budget for area of responsibility
  • Builds a performance-driven culture through PPM, succession planning, execution of reward systems, and talent development


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Basic professional knowledge. Applies knowledge, skills, policies, and procedures to resolve routine issues.
  • Managers have basic managerial skills such as performance management, employment practices, and team building in overseeing support staff.
  • Primary accountability for the performance of: Function within a business unit and/or own work.
  • Contributory to the department’s financial goals as defined in work tasks.
  • May provide input in the creation of execution plans to supply strategy. Primarily executes tasks in support of department goals.
  • Provides input into the creation of the execution plans and updates to plans based on changes in strategic direction.
  • On a day-to-day basis, leverages resources within the area of accountability to execute the plan.
  • Influences employees within the function to enable decision-making.
  • Interaction is generally limited to co-workers in the department of function; the interaction may be with other departments when the job provides services to those.
  • Works under clear objectives, within defined procedures and processes. Has some discretion regarding work methods.


Education and Work Experience:

  • 4-year secondary degree preferred but will consider High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1-3 years experience in  the functional area




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