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Caterpillar, Inc. Section Manager W-Kit 3rd Shift in Decatur, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Caterpillar’s Section Manager position leads teams and supervises people across multiple employee categories /payrolls in manufacturing sections to maximize efficiency in quality, velocity and cost.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitors and improves shop floor safety, aggressively eliminates unsafe processes

  • Assures fixtures, tooling and processes are followed to meet production schedules

  • Determines priorities and sequences jobs

  • Schedules and prioritizes constrained resources, and adjusts staffing to meet flow and customer requirements

  • Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate

  • Procures and distributes production material to meet schedules

  • Increase production efficiency through continuous improvement and waste elimination

  • Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule

  • Implements, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, Internal Certification and others

  • Evaluates, assess, identifies and leads the deployment of workforce training

  • Section Value Stream Mapping

  • Actively deploys section value stream improvements

  • Practices and teaches CPS Guiding Principles

  • Initiates and conducts process improvement dialogs with Team Leads and Team Members

  • Drives root cause corrective action projects and drives continuous improvement

  • Leads section status reporting and monitors / audits section metrics

  • Leads the creation, implementation and training of standard work procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in a Manufacturing-related discipline

  • In lieu of a degree, 3+ years experience in a Manufacturing environment

  • Previous experience in Lean Manufacturing, manufacturing operations processes, materials and / or quality

  • Leadership experience in a Manufacturing environment

Top candidates will also have:

  • Recent 1+ year experience as a team lead or supervisory role

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing

  • Previous Automotive/Industrial/Manufacturing Paint experience

Additional Information:

  • This position is for 3rd shift

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

Relocation is available for this position.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.