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Engineering Manager


LaVergne, TN, US

REQ ID:  41485

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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Manager Engineering


This position ensures that the ISCL organization has the proper product realization resources in place to deliver the proper cost, quality, and delivery to support Kennametal's business. 


Key Job Responsibilities 

•Manage day-to-day responsibilities of a function or small unit/department

•Develop tactical plans to achieve business results and provide feedback and input on strategy

•Makes decisions using detailed analysis, integration, and constructive thinking.

•Monitor processes and provide reports on progress and achievement of business objectives

•Optimize resources allocation and utilization Financial/Business Accountability Depth and breadth of the position's responsibilities, as measured by revenue, budget, size of the business, etc. 


Key Position Accountabilities

1 Assimilate Marketing and RDE roadmaps with organic sales growth to conduct strategic and tactical planning of the manufacturing physical assets to ensure 98% fill rates of standards d 90% 

2 Conduct periodic reviews of business objectives and asset deployment to optimize the product realization footprint toward the lowest landed cost.

3 Plan and execute manufacturing footprint consolidations or product transfers

4 Plan and execute projects to reduce manufacturing costs.


Knowledge & Skills 

  • Oversees execution of key cross-functional projects in support of strategy.
  • Overall understanding of business objectives and influence of department on the achievement of those objectives
  • Strong mechanical engineering experience in metal cutting required
  • Centerless grinding and powder pressing preferred
  • Furnace heat treatment experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Writing Capital expenditures for year over year and strategic planning
  • Understand a sense of urgency
  • Lean manufacturing and six sigma experience is highly preferred


Education and Experience:

• 4-year secondary degree, plus advanced degree preferred.

• 8+ years in discipline.

• 3 - 5 years of management experience


Additional Key Position Accountability: 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.


 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.

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