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Section Manager

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Location: Shrewsbury, SHR, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2020

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Job Description


Job Title: Section Manager

Salary: £35000 - £42000 (Depending on Experience)

Location: Shrewsbury         
Benefits:  25 days annual leave,    
                 10% bonus

                 Contributory pension scheme- Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution Up to 10%

                 Contributory share scheme- Caterpillar will matched 50% of the employee's contribution

                 CAT Advantage

                 Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not supported


Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business. 

Who is Caterpillar? What do we do?

Caterpillar is a world leader in construction and mining equipment—creating innovative, cutting-edge products and services that help our customers build the world around us. With that level of impact comes the platform to care for the world, we work in. That’s why we lead sustainable green initiatives to preserve the environment, help reduce poverty with the Caterpillar Foundation and stay involved in the communities we help build.


What will Caterpillar do for you?


From day one, you’re set up to thrive at Caterpillar: helpful training, relatable mentors, global experience, competitive salary package, work-life balance and the growth opportunities you expect with a Fortune 100 company.


You power our success and we are committed to empowering yours. After all, when your work can impact the entire world, it’s important to do work that matters.

Department and Job Overview
An opportunity has arisen within Caterpillar Shrewsbury Limited for a Section Manager. This is a challenging role and represents an exciting opportunity working as an integral part of a highly focused team. The role involves leading teams of up to 50 direct reports including Team Leaders and Production Operators. The role is responsible for managing a production schedule and overall performance of a designated value stream, and is responsible for meeting Caterpillar’s goals for People, Quality, Velocity and Cost, and an intense focus on safety.

Caterpillar Shrewsbury has a manufacturing footprint which produces a wide ranging scope of Diesel Engines and Transmissions with varying levels of complexity. This position reports to the Large Engines Value Stream Group Manager.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Manages processes, production teams and resources to meet PQVC targets, schedules and production requirements working closely as an interface with internal Customers and Suppliers to the Business.
  • Works with all business functions and departments to designate workload, priorities and sequence for work are assigned, prioritises for constrained resources, and adjusts staffing to meet flow and customer requirements.
  • Initiates and conducts process improvement dialogues with Team Leads and Team Members.
  • Monitor and improve safety on the shop floor; eliminate any unsafe operations and ensure a safe manufacturing environment and culture is maintained.
  • Ensures the quality of product produced and Departmental Processes conform to Caterpillars Quality Management System and ISO9001:2015 certification.
  • Lead specific “Stop to Fix” problem solving team activity.
  • Manage various 6 Sigma, CAT Production System Lean Manufacturing initiatives, working to improve processes, timeliness and reduce costs by eliminating non-value added activities safely.
  • Responsible for training and development of staff, time keeping, with a focus on safe home every day.
  • Undertaking safety & waste walks, standard work audits assuring both safety & product quality.
  • Work closely with Engineering teams to ensure that Process, Product and Engineering requirements are satisfied.


Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • A formal Engineering Qualification (Degree desirable) with underpinning knowledge in a mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Minimum Lean Manufacturing Green Belt (6 Sigma, CAT CPS etc).
  • A Supervisory or Management Qualification.
  • IOSH Managing Safety certificate.
  • Proven manufacturing production experience.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise a varied range of work.
  • Motivation to drive required tasks based on own initiative.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and independently.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees.
  • General knowledge of Mechanical Engineering, Machining & Assembly.
  • Knowledge of Engine and fuel system manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, MS Teams.
  • Competent working knowledge in Microsoft Excel.
  • A demonstrated passion for Quality.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a passion for leading and developing teams.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.


Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

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Oct 12, 2020


United Kingdom