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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Group Manager (2nd/3rd Shift)

Location East Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000124977

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

At Caterpillar, we work to help our customers build a better world. Without our team of talented, bright and driven individuals, we wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today. Now, this is your chance to join our team and do work that matters. We want you to help us enable customer success, make progress possible around the world and help our communities grow and thrive. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Group Manager - 2nd/3rd shift.  

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear Components (Undercarriage and GET) and Maintenance Components (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters). 

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.  

Through it all, we are one team  – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.  

Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience  

This position will be responsible for leading teams across the second and third shift operations at the Undercarriage facility in East Peoria.  Accountable for overseeing all production activities within machining and assembly operations, including leadership for more than 100 hourly associates. Provide daily direction to Section Managers, Team Leads, and various levels of Operations support personnel.  Coordination of material, equipment, manpower and quality rests with this position as well as meeting customer build requirements.  Work direction, problem solving, Lean Leadership and coordination with support departments is a major responsibility.

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

  • Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines and manpower to achieve manufacturing safety, quality, velocity, and cost targets.  Initiates actions to overcome offending process causing delays.  Drives root cause problem solving through CPS, Built In Quality (BIQ) and Right Part Right Time (RPRT)

  • This position contributes to the total manufacturing effort through efficient integration of operations, logistics, maintenance, and quality to achieve targets for the assigned area.  Ensures production schedules can be met in a Lean Manufacturing environment to satisfy assembly line and parts schedule requirements. Initiates action to prevent component and assembly line shut downs and external customer impacts by informing maintenance or machine repair personnel of priorities, alerting Planning or Tooling engineers to manufacturing process changes, etc.

  • Strives to attain their primary responsibility of maintaining high performance and minimizing costs.  Analyzes burden and efficiency data to isolate problems and improve performance and costs.  Performs on-going evaluation of workloads and assists Section Managers in solving problems related to quality, work effort, grievances, cost drivers and general overall attitudes

  • Position should have good working knowledge of labor rules and regulations and commitment to controls and compliance

Group Manager responsibilities include:

  • Manages multiple sections and reports to the Undercarriage Facility Manager

  • Owns Lean and the Continuous Improvement process, making sure new ideas are generated, worked and implemented, and any roadblocks are eliminated

  • Initiates and conducts process improvement dialogs with Section Managers, Team Leads and Team Members.  Leads coaching for development and driving intentional personnel development plans

  • Understands near-term and long-term production plans and aligns staffing strategies to execute them

  • Drives root cause problem solving and resolution on all forms of loss, i.e., safety, quality, production

  • Performs periodic audits for safety behaviors and conditions, 5S, quality, standard work, productivity and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience, ideally in Manufacturing Operations

  • Good understanding of Lean management, including Built In Quality (BIQ) and Right Part Right Time (RPRT) processes and tools, machining operations and techniques along with a good knowledge of component products

Top Candidates will also have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, or active pursuit of one with current college coursework

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a variety of Staff and Supervisory positions in Manufacturing Operations to gain good understanding of CPS processes and tools, machining and assembly operations and techniques

  • Must be a strong communicator

  • Must have strong leadership and managerial skills to direct and motivate people to ensure divisional goals are met

Additional Information:   

The working hours of this position will typically be 2pm - 10pm, but can vary dependent on current business needs.

This position does offer relocation.

Final Details    

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.       

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  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 .  #Li

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

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