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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Section Manager 4

Location Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000147510

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


This is a Supervisory position that will be responsible for managing a production schedule, technicians, and overall performance of Fabrication Shop at the Caterpillar Tech Center.  The Fabrication Shop supports various new production development, continuous product improvement, and low volume legacy fabrications.  You will be responsible for meeting Caterpillar’s goals for People, Quality, Velocity and Cost.

Job Duties

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

Requires at least 5+ years of shop floor experience and have a mechanical aptitude. Must have a thorough knowledge of CPS processes and tools, machine shop operations, equipment, and processes plus familiarity with materials and quality objectives. Good human relations skills are required to develop a cooperative work relationship with others inside and outside the department. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office 365 products. The employee may be required to move items weighing up to 35 pounds.

Top Candidates will also have

6Sigma Green Belt

College Degree

Fork truck license (or the capability to obtain a fork truck license)

Prior experience in strategic planning

Additional Information

The location for this position is at the Caterpillar Technical Center in Chillicothe, IL.

Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position requires less than 10% travel.

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance.  We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

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 .

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

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