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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 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.




Plant Manager

Accountable for obtaining performance objectives including revenue growth, profitability, cash generation, customer satisfaction, technology development, operational excellence, manufacturing, business development, strategic planning, and talent development. Will be an integral member of the management team guiding strategy development and organization execution.



  • Responsible for the P&L and overall plant performance ensuring targets are met through profitable growth. Prepares and manages annual and long-range plans, including safety, quality, customer service, shipments, variances, productivity improvement, capital investment, and inventory for the site. Analyzing variances, compiling and studying costs and trends, and taking proactive measures to drive continuous, significant performance improvements.
  • Have accountability for establishing and meeting commitments for on-time, on-budget product delivery for new & existing products, including quality. Driving product line growth strategies via product line rationalization and developing strategy on new products and exiting legacy products.
  • Conducts capacity analysis and improvement to meet demands
  • Ensures that site production capacity is utilized to the best possible level while maintaining world-class quality and the lowest total cost. Ensures that effective manufacturing systems are in place at all plants to maximize effectiveness. Proactively resolve technical, people, and production issues to ensure the success of the team and consistent production of products.
  • Lead the Safety Leadership Committee and monitor progress and clear any organizational barriers that may prevent achieving the goal of 100% safety.
  • Maintains excellent relationships with plant workforces to ensure maximum flexibility and effectiveness in operations. Builds a performance-driven culture



  • 4-year secondary degree, plus advanced degree preferred. 8+ years of experience in operations and plant management 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: Raleigh

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