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Section Manager

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Location: Wamego, KS, United States
Date Posted: Aug 1, 2019

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Job Description


Caterpillar’s Section Managers lead teams and supervise people in manufacturing sections to maximize efficiency in quality, velocity and cost.

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

  • Monitor and improve shop floor safety, aggressively eliminating unsafe processes;
  • Assures fixtures, tooling and processes are followed to meet production schedules;
  • Determines priorities and sequences jobs;
  • Schedules and prioritizes constrained resources, and adjusts staff to meet flow and customer requirements;
  • Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate;
  • Ensures production material is procured and distributed to meet production schedules;
  • Increases production efficiency through continuous improvement and waste elimination;
  • 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.
  • Section Value Stream Mapping;
  • Actively 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 continuous improvement;
  • Leads section status reporting and monitors / audits section metrics; and
    leads the creation, implementation and training of standard work



Basic Qualifications

  • University or Technical/Manufacturing Degree


Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Thorough knowledge of CPS processes and tools, machine shop operations, welding equipment and processes
  • Familiarity with materials and quality objectives
    Previous experience leading teams and supervising people;
    Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment;
    Good human relations skills to promote and develop a cooperative work relationship with others inside and outside the department.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers.
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts.
  • Good language, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • University or technical school degree in a Manufacturing related degree. 

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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Job Info

Aug 1, 2019


United States