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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




Production Supervisor

Bedford, PA





Kennametal is seeking a 3rd shift Production Supervisor. This position supervises direct labor within a defined work area or shift, in a manufacturing or assembly function with the intent of achieving defined goals such as daily and monthly output schedules, quality levels, etc. Monitors safety, productivity and efficiency. Ensures workforce is properly trained. The ideal candidate will have a track record of successful team leadership in a manufacturing environment.


Key Job Responsibilities


  • Supervise activities of a team, small department or sub group
  • Identify and monitor performance indicators that measure how well the group is supporting production plans
  • Provide direction, training and guidance to assigned staff
  • Plan, maintain and communicate production, manpower, quality to achieve manufacturing goals
  • 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


Experience, Skills and Education


  • Professional knowledge and manufacturing experience to apply skills, policies and procedures to resolve routine manufacturing and staff issues
  • Excellent communication skills, people management experience, deadline driven
  • Must have good technical skills related to day-to-day use of computers and electronic equipment
  • High school diploma required; 2 year or 4 -year secondary degree preferred
  • 1 - 3 years or more in a supervisor role
  • Prior experience in plant automation/modernization would be a plus



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