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Section Manager - 1st shift

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Location: Decatur, IL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 3, 2019

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Job Description


Caterpillar’s Surface Mining and Technology division is currently seeking a 1st shift - Section Manager for its Decatur facility. In this role you will 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:

* Monitors and improves shop floor safety, aggressively eliminates 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 staffing to meet flow and customer requirements; 
* Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate; 
* Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule; 
* Implements, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, Internal Certification and others; and 
* Evaluates, assesses, identifies and leads the deployment of workforce training. 
* Actively deploys section value stream improvements; 
* Practices and teaches CPS Guiding Principles; 
* Initiates and conducts process improvement dialogues with Team Leads and Team Members; 
* Drives root cause corrective action projects and drives continuous improvement; 
* Leads section status reporting and monitors / audits section metrics

* Leads the creation, implementation and training of standard work procedure


Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
* In lieu of a Bachelors degree, an Associates degree with 1+ years experience
* In lieu of an Associates degree,  3+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment
Top Candidates will also have:

* Prior experience in machining, Welding, and / or Assembly
* Prior experience in a Supervisory in a manufacturing environment.
* Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
* Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
* Experience with Lean Manufacturing


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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Dec 3, 2019


United States