Caterpillar, Inc. Section Manager W-Kit 3rd Shift in Decatur, Illinois
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
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
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
- 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 www.Caterpillar.com/Careers
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.
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