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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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Kennametal Inc. is a leading global supplier of technologically advanced tools, tooling systems, and engineering services for industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, farm machinery, power generation and transmission, and oil and gas exploration. We have an opening in our Solon, OH facility for a Manufacturing Manager.  Kennametal’s portfolio of well-respected brand names and broad global presence enable us to help customers of all sizes in virtually every geography drive success at every stage of their value chain. People around the globe can see and touch these results throughout many aspects of their day, from the light switch they turn on to the car they drive.


Our Steel Manufacturing Division in Solon, OH currently has an opening for a Manufacturing Manager. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.  This position also works closely with Engineering, Quality, and Customer Service for optimized customer satisfaction and manufacturing performance.


Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Adhere to plant environmental, safety and health guidelines.
  • Direct and manage activities of the plant’s manufacturing operations which include, but not limited to; turning, milling, grinding, heat treat, assembly, shipping, etc.
  • Lead, coach and support manufacturing supervisors as needed to ensure that plant metrics are being met, production problems are being addressed, and the performance of production employees are being effectively managed and supported.
  • Meet production requirements relative to established or changing demand levels.
  • Meet customer service, quality, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Administer company policies and procedures.
  • Interface with product design teams to enhance sales growth.
  • Identify lean improvements and cost reduction projects and pursue continuous improvement through employee involvement using lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Optimize inventory levels while driving inventory down and service up.
  • Adhere to specific business unit budget.
  • Develop and implement business unit capital projects to meet plant and asset objectives.
  • Develop employees by conducting performance reviews, providing coaching, counselling, and effective training.


Qualified candidates will have a BS in Engineering, business or related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in a manufacturing management environment. Candidates must also have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and experience working across cross-functional teams.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being the employer of choice for the right people, with the right skills. We offer competitive wages and benefits, and we believe in ongoing training programs that enable our team to continuously grow and contribute to our success.


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Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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