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Section Manager - 1st/2nd Shift

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Feb 3, 2020

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At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as a Section Manager (2nd Shift) in East Peoria, IL.

Product Support and Logistics Division

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

And we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

As a Section Manager you will lead team and supervise people in manufacturing sections to maximize efficiency in safety, quality, velocity and cost. Our East Peoria facility produces undercarriage track & components for track-type-tractor customers around the globe.  

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

  • Monitors and improves shop floor safety, aggressively eliminates unsafe processes
  • Assures tooling and processes are followed to meet production schedules
  • Determines priorities and works with scheduling team to meet production goals
  • Schedules and prioritizes constrained resources, and adjusts staffing to meet flow and customer requirements
  • Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate
  • Establish & maintain robust safety action plans to maintain a proactive safety culture
  • Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule
  • Utilize Lean manufacturing techniques & methodologies& value stream mapping reviews to drive continuous improvement efforts with support teams
  • Evaluates, assess, identifies and leads the deployment of workforce training
  • Actively deploys 5S & Housekeeping improvements/teams
  • Practices and teaches CPS Guiding Principles
  • Initiates and conducts process improvement dialogs with Team Leads and Team Members – including daily shift startup meetings.
  • 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 procedures


Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Leadership experience as Supervisor/Team Lead role
  • Previous experience in Lean Manufacturing, manufacturing operations processes, materials and / or quality

Top candidates will also have:

  • Prior experience in manufacturing / operations planning / or manufacturing engineering
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers.
  • Good communication, interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Experience in building, developing, and coaching team members to build the “Best Team”

Additional Information:

This position does not offer relocation
This position requires 10% or less travel.

This posting will close on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.


Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

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Feb 3, 2020


United States