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Quality Manager

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Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2019

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Job Description


Build more than machines. Build a career.

Working at Caterpillar gives you the opportunity to experience many different businesses within one company. We encourage you to explore various functions and develop skills in new areas to build a gratifying, long term Caterpillar career.

The Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) designs and manufactures diesel, gas engines as well as Reman engines & components, ranging from 400 kilowatts to 16 megawatts of power, along with the key engine system components such as fuel, air, aftertreatment and cooling. Our engine products are used for power in the oil & gas, electric power, marine & rail industries as well as Cat machine applications around the world. 

LPSD currently has a job opening for the Quality Manager position located at our Lafayette, IN facility. In this role, you will have an opportunity to design, develop and implement the facility wide quality management system structure to satisfy the requirements of various internal and external system certification bodies and to provide mid to long term vision and direction for the development of product quality related functions. You will manage the day-to-day activities personnel in a number of quality related disciplines.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Designing, developing, implementing, documenting and monitoring quality management systems to ensure facility compliance with ISO9001:2015. This includes providing vision, direction and planning for the "future state" (3-5 years ahead) of the quality management system.
  • Advising Senior Facility Management on the business policies, processes and procedures required to support the quality management system.
  • Advising and supporting Health, safety and environmental Management system performance. This includes the coordination of internal audit processes for Occupational, Health, Safety Management System (OHSMS) and Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Managing and developing functional aspects of quality department to achieve best practice performance. These areas include internal certification, contamination control requirements and incoming quality inspection.
  • Managing the auditing of planned methods, process outputs, report internal & external quality metrics relative to product defects or problems.
  • Acting as an advisor or consultant to senior management.
  • Serving as a companywide resource on a highly specialized area or serve multiple units in a broader functional area and assist senior management in interpreting and using information provided.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in an accredited Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or other technical curriculum. 
  • 5+ years' of work experience in manufacturing resulting in strong knowledge of manufacturing practices, processes, and equipment.
  • 3+ years' of Supervisory experience

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Manufacturing-related discipline
  • Superior understanding of quality management practices
  • Ability to work with diverse teams of employees and customers
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) or global equivalent certification as a Manager of Quality (CMQ), Quality Engineer (CQE), or Reliability Engineer (CRE)
  • Ability to set clear expectations, make difficult decisions, and drive conformance to standard practices and procedures
  •  Knowledgeable Engineering prints, special features, and required measurements for part validation
  • General knowledge of shop operations and maintenance procedures
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Good human relations skills are required to develop a cooperative team relationship with others inside and outside the department

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is available
  • This posting will close Thursday, June, 13 2019 at 11:59 PM CST

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

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Jun 14, 2019


United States