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Shipping/ Receiving Associate


Traverse City, MI, US

REQ ID:  35198

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.


Shipping/ Receiving Associate

1st Shift


Job Summary

  • Responsible for ensuring all incoming and outgoing shipments are properly documented and accounted for.
  • Responsible for preparing the necessary documentation for shipments in accordance with current laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining all documentation related to shipments/receipts including production orders while at an outsourcing operation.
  • Responsible for processing incoming deliveries and deliver required items as necessary to their locations.
  • Responsible for maintaining WPO and 5s activities of shipping / receiving dock area to maintain control, organization and flow of material inbound and outbound for the facility.


Essential Functions

  • ACCOUNTABILITY Estimated % of total job time.
  • Ensure and promote safe, healthy, and environmentally sound working conditions. All the Time.
  • Manage incoming shipments · Process receipts for UPS, outsourcing vendors, and general deliveries.
  • Receive and unpack interplant deliveries · Receive packaging materials and put to storage locations.
  • Receive MODs and move to first manufacturing operation · Receive Reconditioning work and move to RECON area 60%
  • Manage outgoing shipments · Create Bill of Ladings for outgoing shipments as necessary. Process outgoing shipments in UPS or other related systems. This includes physically weighing, packaging, sealing, and palletizing boxes for shipments. 25%
  • Performs other essential functions.
  • Monitor / Order labels, packing, and other shipping supplies.
  • Performs production operations as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining and ensuring workplace organization programs (5S, WPO, MBS, TPM, ISO compliance and EHS programs) are adhered to for the assigned area.
  • Load and unload trucks.
  • Other duties as assigned. 10%
  • Backup support for shipper functions.
  • Perform functions in MRP/ERP system required to process shipments to customers. 
  • Performs job duties in accordance with area work instructions. 5%



High School Diploma or GED.


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: Traverse City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan

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