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Manufacturing Engineer Supervisor


Solon, OH, US

REQ ID:  39979

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.

Manufacturing Engineer Supervisor

Solon, Ohio


This position will be responsible to lead the “Costing and Data Management” department within the Manufacturing Engineering group.


Key areas of responsibility:

  • Direct managerial responsibility for the “Costing and Data Management” department. (PPM’s, timecards, performance management)
  • Prioritization of work for their direct reports.
  • Analyzing cross-training gaps; developing and facilitate training plans
  • Creation of new routings while ensuring the times are accurate and consistent to the “Process and Operations” templates. 
  • Ensure the tool cribs spend and stocking levels are aligned with forecasted shipments.
  • Create and maintain all costing structures by product groups.
  • Coordinate with quoting team to ensure consistent cost and processes on MTO items.
  • Participating in Design Reviews to ensure manufacturability of designs of MTO and NPC items


Other responsibilities of this position include utilization of vendors and other Kennametal locations to support manufacturing activities beyond the scope and capabilities of the Solon facility, including but not limited to modernization and simplification of manufacturing processes. A candidate in this position will be required to participate in technical design reviews, specify machine tools and justify their acquisition and challenge status-quo manufacturing processes to meet customer requirements while maintaining a cost-effective and time-sensitive approach.



The candidate should have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering and 2 or more years’ experience in manufacturing
  • Proven experience in the following areas:  Unigraphics NX CAD/CAM experience, GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), SAP, vendor selection and qualification responsibilities and manufacturing support activities to include tooling selection, fixture/ work holding design.
  • Analytical problem-solving skills, including knowledge of FMEA, Statistical Process Control, DOE or similar disciplines and exhibit the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced manufacturing environment


All employees are expected to:

  • Be aware of and adhere to Environmental, Health and Safety practices for the facility and immediate area. 
  • Support the Lean Enterprise/25 Keys initiatives and continuously strive to improve Customer satisfaction through improved quality, reduction in waste and improved productivity.
  • Perform tasks in a quality manner to meet external and internal Customer specifications and requirements.
  • Perform in a flexible and cooperative manner toward team objectives and the goals of the company. 
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with those you come in contact with in all matters. 
  • Complete all necessary documentation, electronic data entries and communications accurately and timely.
  • Maintain regular attendance and perform duties in a timely manner, arriving and departing for assignments and meetings as required.
  • Be aware of all standard procedures and practices associated with the position and work to maintain compliance.



 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

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