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Engineering Manager


roanoke rapids, NC, US

REQ ID:  36081

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.

Engineering Manager Job Summary

This position plays a key role in the overall success of the Roanoke Rapids, NC manufacturing plant by leading manufacturing engineering functions. The Engineering Manager is responsible for engineering projects, manufacturing processes, engineering budgets, equipment, and facility maintenance functions, and assists with achieving plant safety, quality, and productivity objectives.

Engineering Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop the manufacturing engineering, CNC programming, and maintenance teams by recruiting, training, coaching, evaluating, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Achieve engineering operational objectives by contributing engineering information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews, preparing and completing action plans, resolving problems, completing audits, and identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Meet engineering financial objectives by forecasting engineering requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.
  • Develop strategic engineering plans by studying operational plans, capacity requirements, and existing and future conditions.
  • Plan and implement engineering projects, including product launches and transfers, by working with internal company resources, determining specifications, selecting and working with contractors, establishing schedules, and meeting cost objectives.
  • Maintain plant manufacturing and facility systems through preventive maintenance, data analysis, and scheduling repairs.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures.
  • Effectively works with Safety, Quality, Material Planning, Production, Human Resources, and Finance departments to departmental, plant, and company objectives.
  • Completes special projects and assignments as directed by the Plant Manager.

Engineering Manager Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline/field.
  • Advanced degree in engineering or business administration desired.
  • Five+ years of experience in an engineering management role.
  • Experience with CNC operations and programming desired.

Reports to:

  • Plant Manager



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: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount

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