Manufacturing Manager


LaVergne, TN, US, 37086

On-site or Remote:  Onsite
REQ ID:  45180

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.

Manufacturing Manager

LaVergne, TN


Job Summary:

Manages a work area in a manufacturing or assembly function to achieve defined goals such as daily and monthly output schedules, quality levels, etc. Supervises the workforce directly or through the use of work leads/area supervisors. Develops production improvement and recovery plans in case goals are missed. Develops strategies to instill improvements in productivity and efficiency and is responsible for safety. Ensures workforce is adequately trained.



  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities of a function or unit/department
  • Develop tactical plans to achieve business results and provide feedback and input on strategy
  • Responsible for overall production goal attainment to defined metrics for safety, quality, cost, delivery, and morale
  • Monitor processes and provide reports on progress and achievement of business objectives
  • Drive continuous improvement activities to implement cost-reduction initiatives and eliminate bottlenecks
  • Manages team for overall performance including training, planning, scheduling, staffing, discipline through policy administration, and meeting production goals
  • Optimize resource allocation and utilization
  • Decisions are guided by set policies and procedures, business plans, resource availability, and functional objectives.
  • Determines how resources are allocated within the area of accountability



  • A bachelor's degree, plus an advanced degree preferred or equivalent experience 
  • 8 + years of experience in manufacturing preferred
  • 3-5 years of management experience 


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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