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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



Plant Controller

New Albany, IN or Goshen, IN 





Kennametal is seeking a Plant Controller to be based in either New Albany, IN or Goshen, IN. The Plant Controller will provide support for both manufacturing plants. 




  • Lead the finance activities for two manufacturing locations
  • Understand the business strategy related to, and conduct analyses for, sales, manufacturing and operating expenses, to enable effective decision making and to help develop the plants’ strategic vision
  • Complete the monthly close process, financial reporting, and budgeting and forecasting
  • Communicate the monthly, quarterly and annual results to allow a cross-functional team to understand the drivers of business performance
  • Understand and effectively communicate how strategic initiatives that are being evaluated can influence the cost of manufacturing products. 
  • Develop and manage the sales, manufacturing and operating expense budgets and reporting of actuals.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial policies, closing schedules, and budget and forecast deliverables
  • Oversee outsource financial providers and serve as the financial lead in AFE preparation.



  • 4-year secondary degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA preferred but not required
  • 5 - 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with experience in a metallurgical or chemical facility a plus
  • SAP, Oracle or similar ERP system, standard costing, and cost accounting experience
  • In-depth, professional knowledge of manufacturing and expertise of a specialized field or multiple disciplines
  • Ability to understand business strategy
  • Ability to influence others, including business leadership and plant management


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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