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Quality Manager

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Location: Mapleton, IL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 26, 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 Quality Manager in Mapleton, 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 Quality Manager you are responsible for all aspects of the inspection function of the Quality Department. This includes supervising hourly inspectors located both on-site and off-site that perform visual, dimensional, and metallurgical inspections. You also serve as the primary technical support for blueprint and specification interpretation on any non-metallurgical inspections.

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

  • Supervise a section of 8-11 hourly inspectors.

  • Provide technical support for issues related to Geometric Dimensions & Tolerances (GD&T), prints, Caterpillar 1E Specifications, external specifications, etc.

  • Coordinate the daily activities regarding Quality Inspection.

  • Manpower planning and workload balancing (on-site and at contract processor).

  • Prioritize inspection types to best service various customers.

  • Track progress against goals utilizing CPS.

  • Make economical decisions regarding refurbishment, rework, & scrap.

  • Utilize databases and available systems to make decisions and drive improvement.

  • Provide a high level of service to internal customers from Operations, Order Fulfillment, & Purchasing by being the primary inspection contact.

  • Improve velocity by analyzing material flow, layout, 5S, etc.

  • Utilize technical and industry knowledge to implement new inspection technology, and collaborate with other network Inspection Labs.

  • Participate in 6 Sigma projects & RIWs; possibly lead projects as greenbelt.

  • Develop technical expertise of inspectors to form the Best Team.


Additional Information:

Relocation may be offered to a top candidate.
This position requires up to 25% travel.

This posting will close on Friday, September 25, 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

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.


Required Qualifications

  • 1 to 2 years of supervisory experience

  • Highly organized with uncompromising standards of excellence

  • Willing to travel up 25% as needed.

Top Candidates Will Also Have
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • CMM programming experience with PCDMIS
  • ASQ Certification
  • Surface finish measurement experience
  • Compression/Extension measurement experience, (Instron Bluehill)
  • Good communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good leadership skills 

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Sep 26, 2020


United States