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Caterpillar, Inc. Section Manager - 2nd Shift in Mapleton, Illinois

Section Manager - 2nd Shift


At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Section Manager 2 nd Shift in Mapleton, IL.

Product Support and Logistics Division

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

And we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

As a Section Manager in the Casting Department, you will supervise and provide leadership to assigned manufacturing and Finishing areas while adhering to Caterpillar’s core values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability. You will own the value stream map for your respective section and partner with support groups in the implementation of changes needed. You will drive continuous improvement efforts as well as practice and teach BIQ, Lean Processing, Right Part Right Time and CPS principles.

Job duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

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

  • Ensures that processes are followed to meet production schedules

  • Determines priorities and sequences jobs

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

  • Increases production efficiency through continuous improvement and waste elimination

  • Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule

  • Implements Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma and Internal Certification

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

  • Section Value Stream Mapping

  • Actively deploys 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 continuous improvement

  • Leads section status reporting and monitors / audits section metrics

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

Additional Information:

This position may offer relocation to a top candidate.

This position requires 10% or less travel.

This posting will close on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website .

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.


Basic Requirements:

  • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • 1 years leadership experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated experience with SAP

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel computer applications

  • Lean manufacturing experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • 2 Year degree in Manufacturing or Supply chain discipline

  • SAP power user experience

  • Foundry experience

  • Good human relations, interpersonal and collaboration skills

  • Ability to positively influence and motivate a team through a strong commitment to Our Values in Action

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Mapleton

Unposting Date: Nov 28, 2020, 12:59:00 PM

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Req ID: 200006LE