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Section Manager - 2nd Shift Position

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Location: West Fargo, ND, United States
Date Posted: Apr 3, 2020

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Caterpillar takes a system view of the life of our products. We design and manufacture them for multiple lives, our dealers support and service them to maximize their value to the customer, and we remanufacture them at the end of their serviceable life to deliver the next generation of value. Our industry leading engineering and manufacturing expertise, large field population and world class dealer organization make this possible. This total life cycle approach allows us to provide sustainable solutions that help our customers build a better world.


Please note this position is on 2nd shift

Caterpillar Oil, Gas & Marine Division currently has an opening for a Section Manager position supporting Remanufactured Drivetrain products located in the West Fargo, ND facility.  In this role, you will directly supervise a production assembly area, leading up to 30 assemblers. With support, this Section Manager will report out to senior leadership on KPI’s related Safety, Quality, Velocity and Cost initiatives. 

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

  • Directly supervise a production assembly area, supporting and guiding up to 30 Assemblers.
  • Work together with other Section Managers to assist with Safety, Quality, Velocity and Cost initiatives.
    • Safety observation tracking and Safety STF follow up.
    • Postings – support with recruiter interfacing, work candidate lists, do scoring of job bids.
    • Monitor quality data by badge number and assist with follow up.
    • Track progress of ICA and PCA actions for BIQ.
    • Monitor DPU by area.
    • Follow RCCA for missed RTS (Right Part Right Time).
  • Commit to monitors and improves shop floor safety, eliminates unsafe processes;
  • Assures fixtures, tooling and processes are followed to meet production schedules;
  • Determines priorities and sequences jobs;
  • Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate;
  • Procures and distributes production material to meet schedules;
  • Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule;
  • Implements, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, Internal Certification and others; and Evaluates, assess, identifies and leads the deployment of workforce training.
  • Responsible for Section Value Stream Mapping;
  • Enthusiastically 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 responsible for continuous improvement;
  • Leads section status reporting and monitors / audits section metrics; and Leads the creation, implementation and training of standard work procedures.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and/or 5+ years' of job related experience (preferred production assembly experience)
  • 3+ years' of Team Lead/Floater and/or Supervisory role 
 Top Candidates will also have:
  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in the areas Quality, Distribution and Maintenance.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Additional Information:
This position is 2nd shift located at the West Fargo facility. 

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


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


Relocation assistance is not offered for this position.


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Apr 3, 2020


United States