Build a career—or three or four
Wherever your passion lies—chemical, electrical, material,
mechanical, metallurgical and more—you’ll find a home here. Engineers work in
virtually every area of our company. As a product development engineer, you
might research emerging technologies, design new machines and engines, create
software solutions, or test and validate product designs.
The CAT Oil
& Gas and Marine Division has an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing
Engineer Manager in Island Lake, Illinois. In this role, you will
manage manufacturing processes, tooling, gaging and equipment to economically produce
product components and assemblies, and provide concurrent process functions
from design concept through implementation.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may
include, but are not limited to:
- The following positions typically report directly or indirectly
to this position: Manufacturing Technicians, Manufacturing Engineers,
Product Change Control Engineers, Manufacturing Project Engineers, 6 Sigma
Black Belts. Provides supervisory support to Operations and Product
Managers for automated manufacturing systems, manufacturing processes,
gaging and checking equipment, tooling and work standards. Works closely
with product engineering, marketing, customer services and Operations
Managers to ensure common goals in support of product group objectives.
- Incumbents will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing
operation and Product Groups by managing specific technical functions including but not limited to; Logistics support for the factories and Facilities Engineering support (facility maintenance, tool crib, tool room).
- Supervises Manufacturing Engineering and Support functions for
current manufacturing processes, new process justification and
implementation, machines, equipment, tooling, work standards, NC programming,
gage planning and technical troubleshooting to provide the most efficient
and economical manufacturing and assembly of quality products.
- Manages a staff using computer aided design who provides graphic
job instructions, and NC and robotic programs to the machine shop.
Facility layout and area allocations, and related regulatory compliance. Ensures
optimum use of equipment and space in support of changing production
- Coordinates release dates and availability of machines, equipment
and material schedules to satisfy demand. Ensures implementation of modern
technology and verifies the effectiveness of equipment and systems.
Establishes standards and works with shop personnel to resolve problems
related to process, tooling, equipment, etc.
- Works jointly with marketing, engineering and customer services
areas on concurrent product and process designs to ensure products and
processes are of robust design and support economical production. Provides
project management support for major systems and equipment installations.
- Responsible for managing new product programs including
coordination of product design, component processing, sales forecasting,
customer support, scheduling and financial issues to assure meeting
customer expectations while meeting functional and cost targets.
- Adheres to established standards, policies and practices relating
to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics and affirmative action.
- Incumbent provides training, development and motivation for a
staff capable of completing objectives and implementing cost reduction
projects ensuring concurrent product and process design and meeting requirements
of the manufacturing/assembly process. Incumbent is actively involved in
decisions requiring experienced judgment and communicates regularly with
managers of other divisions and departments as well as suppliers in
resolving disagreements and providing information. Provides technical
input to the development and reviews capital projects and challenges
content of projects for validity and value before sending on to upper
management for approval.
- Develops and maintains budgetary controls for the section,
establishes and reviews objectives, and provides personnel requirements
and future forecasts. Maintains awareness of new technology and evaluates
its value to the profit center. Assists staff in developing and
implementing new systems and keeps other areas informed of progress.
Effectively utilizes Class A, 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
- The position supervises or manages a work unit of primarily management
and salaried employees where planning, scheduling, monitoring, and
reviewing work of subordinates is required. The position is responsible
for expense budgets, capital forecasts and expenditures & implementation, and all personnel
issues in the area including performance evaluations of subordinates. The
position often confronts complex issues and problems that require careful
analysis and diagnosis. Problems are often unique and solutions can require
original approaches. The incumbent may modify existing approaches or
develop new solutions. The incumbent establishes and then monitors general
policies and guidelines for projects under his/her control, to ensure
specific management goals are met and desired results are achieved. The
position impacts key quality goals including Continuous Improvement,
Delivery Timeliness, Equipment Accuracy, Operational Efficiency, Cost
Savings, Process Capability, Part Quality, ISO and Class A Certification,