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Maintenance Group Lead


Orwell, OH, US

REQ ID:  35637

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.


Maintenance Group Lead

3rd Shift


Job Summary


This is a Skilled Trades position responsible for directing and coordinating maintenance work to maintain the building, and all the equipment encompassed in the Kennametal Facility. The individual will need to interact with all levels of plant personnel to resolve issues utilizing problem solving skills, manuals, technical support, and the skills listed below to obtain sustainable resolutions with a sense of urgency.



Job Requirements



  • Positive can-do attitude.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Ability to positively guide people.
  • Communicate with clear expectations.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work for the maintenance group.
  • Ability to resolve issues to keep work flowing.


  • Journeymen Troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend Schematics
  • Multi-Meter & Ammeter Utilization
  • Single phase & 3 phase motor control
  • PLC & Ladder Logic programming & understanding
  • Soldering


  • Journeymen Troubleshooting skills
  • Blueprint reading
  • Power tool usage capability
  • Welding: Arc and/or TIG
  • Pipe fitting; Soldering / Threading
  • Power Transmission applications knowledge (Gearboxes, sprockets, & Belts)

Pneumatics / Hydraulics

  • Schematic Reading
  • Journeyman Troubleshooting skills
  • Application selection knowledge



Education, Knowledge and Skills


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with specified training from a vocational school, technical college or a journeyman card holder in a field applying to industrial maintenance.
  • Must have reading, writing skills, and be able to use computers efficiently daily.
  • Ability to understand, follow, and push plant processes and procedures while guiding the Maintenance team.
  • This job requires frequent walking, lifting up to 50 lbs., standing for periods up to 12 hours a day.
  • Participation in the Spill Response & SCBA program.
  • The Individual must be flexible to work an alternative shift plus overtime to support the business needs.



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: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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