Job Title: Section
Salary: £35000 - £42000
(Depending on Experience)
Benefits: 25 days annual leave,
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
Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not
Flexible working arrangements will be considered
for this role, in-line with the needs of the business.
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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.
Shrewsbury has a manufacturing footprint which produces a wide
ranging scope of Diesel Engines and Transmissions with varying levels of
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
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
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.
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
- IOSH Managing
- Proven manufacturing
- 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
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.