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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Section Manager 4

Location Decatur, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000130497

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Caterpillar's Section Manager position leads teams, maintains or develops a strong safety culture and supervises people across multiple employee categories / payrolls in manufacturing sections to maximize efficiency in quality, velocity and cost.

Job Duties/Responsibilities Include, but not limited to:

  • Monitor and improve safety on the shop floor; eliminate any unsafe operations and ensure a safe and clean product environment.
  • Determines processing needs to assure fixtures, tooling and methods are provided to meet schedules and production requirements.
  • Daily tie-in with production management to designate work load, priorities and sequence for work assigned.
  • Determines overtime need, determines priorities when resources are insufficient, and decides when disciplinary action is necessary.
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency. Works to improve processes, timeliness and reduce costs by eliminating non-value added activities.
  • Ensures the quality of product produced and conforms to Caterpillars Quality Policy while maintaining cost.
  • Ensure necessary parts and materials are ordered and distributed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Implement various corporate initiatives such as 5S, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, CQMS/ISO certification, etc.
  • Responsible for training and development of staff, time keeping, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, and ensuring consistent application of organizational needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in a Manufacturing-related discipline, or
  • 3+ years in Manufacturing environment leadership role
  • Previous experience in Lean Manufacturing, manufacturing operations processes, materials and / or quality

Top candidates will also have:

  • Recent 1+ year experience as team lead or supervisor 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 experience

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.

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