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Production Supervisor


orwell, OH, US

REQ ID:  36001

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.



Supervisor Production

3rd Shift 

Areas of Expertise: Pressing, Green Shaping, Sintering 


Supervises direct labor within a defined work area or shift, in a manufacturing or assembly function with the intent of achieving defined goals such as daily and monthly output schedules, quality levels, etc. Monitors safety, productivity, and efficiency. Ensures the workforce is properly trained.


Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise activities of a team, small department or subgroup
  • Provides direction, training, and guidance to assigned staff
  • Ensure adherence to corporate policy and procedures
  • Achieve business objectives within set parameters (budget, targets, etc.)


Position Accountabilities

  • Identify and monitor performance indicators that measure how well the group is supporting the plan
  • Plan, maintain and communicate production, manpower, quality to achieve the plan
  • Manage the one-year operating budget for area of responsibility
  • Builds a performance-driven culture through PPM, succession planning, execution of reward systems and talent development


Knowledge & Skills

  • Basic professional knowledge. Applies knowledge, skills, policies, and procedures to resolve routine issues.
  • Managers have basic managerial skills such as performance management, employment practices, team building in overseeing support staff.
  • Primary accountability for the performance of: Function within a business unit and/or own work.
  • Contributory to the department’s financial goals as defined in work tasks.
  • May provide input in the creation of execution plans to supply strategy. Primarily executes tasks in support of department goals.
  • Provides input into the creation of the execution plans and updates to plan based on changes in strategic direction.
  • On a day-to-day basis, leverages resources within the area of accountability to execute the plan.
  • Influences employees within the function to enable decision making.
  • Interaction is generally limited to co-workers in the department of function; the interaction may be with other departments when the job provides services to those.
  • Works under clear objectives, within defined procedures and processes. Has some discretion regarding work methods.


Education and Work Experience

  • Required: High School Graduate 
  • Preferred: 4-year secondary degree 
  • 1-3 years of experience in the functional areas: Pressing, Green Shaping, Sintering


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
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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