Shipping & Receiving Operator (1st Shift)


Solon, OH, US, 44139

REQ ID:  43674

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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.



Shipping & Receiving Operator

Shift: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM



Execute final packaging and distribution of products to the appropriate destination.



  • Assemble and prepare orders and other non-production items for shipping
  • Assemble shipping boxes and pack appropriately
  • Transfer material from work in process to finished goods using SAP goods receipt transaction 
  • Create delivery notes in SAP
  • Ship as specified on delivery notes to Kennametal distribution centers and directly to customers using UPS software or FedEx labels 
  • Verify quantity shipped on delivery notes as orders are packed  
  • Secure pallets of reusable totes for shipment at the end of the day
  • Prepare bill of lading for shipment to North American Distribution Center 
  • Process post goods issue in SAP at the end of each day 
  • Distribute paperwork from day’s shipments
  • Find tracking numbers when requested 
  • Work with planners to resolve problems
  • Perform other duties as requested by your Supervisor / Manager



  • A high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • 1 – 3 years of shipping/warehouse experience, preferred
  • Able to do basic math and basic mechanical skills 
  • Ability to use a personal computer and various software such as SAP MII, Microsoft office, access Kennametal Intranet and QMS systems  
  • Must be able to read and interpret SAP screens, such as MD04 and MB51
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow operating procedures
  • Ability to utilize UPS software to prepare UPS shipments
  • Ability to organize & file paperwork 
  • Ability to communicate in person and via phone  
  • Awareness of domestic and international shipping requirements
  • Ability to operate dock plate/lock mechanisms, walk-behind powered industrial truck, operate a scissor lift, operate paper feeder 


Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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