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Section Manager

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 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 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 be responsible for supervising the operations of one to five Team Leads and assigned manufacturing areas in close cooperation with more senior members of management.

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

  • Determines processing needs to assure fixtures, tooling and methods are provided to meet schedules and production requirements.
  • Determines priorities and schedules the sequence of jobs.
  • Determines overtime need, determines priorities when resources are insufficient, and decides when disciplinary action is necessary.
  • Produces product to meet quality standards while maintaining cost.
  • Ensures necessary parts and materials are ordered and distributed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency. Works to improve processes, timeliness and reduce costs by eliminating non-value-added activities.
  • Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule.
  • Implement various corporate initiatives such as 5S, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, Internal Certification, etc.
  • Monitor and improve safety on the shop floor; eliminate any unsafe operations and ensure a safe and clean production environment.
  • Evaluate, assess, and identify training needs of the workforce.
  • Ensures training and effective utilization of work force.
  • Position should have good working knowledge of labor rules and regulations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of manufacturing or supervision experience
  • 2+ years of experience with CPS (Caterpillar Production System) or other production system model processes and tools, machine shop operations, equipment and processes plus familiarity with materials and quality objectives
  • 1+ years of supervisory experience in a bargained facility environment


Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Must complete the CPS Section Manager functional Curriculum
  • Good human relations skills are required to develop a cooperative work relationship with others inside and outside the department
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • MACH 1 and/or SAP experience
  • Material planning experience within MACH 1

Additional Information:

This position does not offer relocation

This position requires 10% or less travel.

This posting will close on Monday, October 5, 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.

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Oct 6, 2020


United States