Manager Manufacturing-China


Xuzhou, JS, CN

On-site or Remote:  Onsite
REQ ID:  45091

About Kennametal

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 and defense, 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 nearly 100 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2023. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job responsibilities:
    Manage activities of the plant’s manufacturing operations which include, but not limited to brazing, blanking, machining, tack welding, welding, painting, etc.
    Manage the production area ensuring the achievement of assigned production plans, goals and KPIs (finance, logistics, quality, etc.) and the technical sustainability.
    Optimize manufacturing processes in terms of costs, efficiency, quality and adherence to production plans using KPIs, LEAN, Six Sigma, VSM, CI, etc. and drive appropriate change initiatives.
    Ensure the availability and value of the infrastructure and production equipment with a main focus on TPM respectively associated preventing/reacting measures.
    Review and adjust the assigned production area (machines, layout, processes, etc.) in consideration of both current operational needs as well as future strategic direction and innovation.
    Serve as the interface to controlling, materials management, process engineering and quality assurance.
    Provide leadership, guidance and training to assigned staff.
    Ensure full compliance with all relevant labor and environmental regulations and actively promote EHS related topics.
    Demonstrate the Kennametal Cultural Beliefs through daily interactions and inspire others to do the same.


Job requirements:
    Bachelor’s degree or above in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, or related majors.
    At least 10 years of production management experience within the manufacturing industry.
    Good command of written and spoken English.
    Excellent knowledge in EHS, LEAN, Six Sigma, CI and TPM.
    Demonstrated proficiency in SAP and MS Office.
    Strong leadership and excellent communication skills.
    High problem-solving competence and ability to work in a team

Equal Opportunity Employer

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