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Quality Manager

Location: Hodges, SC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2020

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There’s more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) designs and manufactures diesel, gas and reman, ranging from 400 kilowatts to 16 megawatts of power, and the key engine systems such as fuel, air, aftertreatment and cooling which are used to power oil & gas, electric power, marine, rail and Cat machine applications around the world.


The Large Power Systems Division has a Quality Supervisor position located at our Hodges, SC facility.   This role will be supervising metallurgical and quality department hourly personnel across multiple shifts.  The role will be responsible for establishing and maintaining training plans, development and execution of standard work, inspections and audits for the areas.  This person will be responsible to validate all material is accurately reported in the systems.  They will need to communicate via reporting all out-of-process conditions.  The selected candidate will be supporting the disposition of MRB and scrap reporting along with issue of Quality Alerts for all items identified throughout processes owned.  In this role you will have the opportunity to manage the throughput of parts though the Met/Scan labs and utilize the lab reporting system for data entry and traceability (including PPAPs).  This role also oversees material purchases and inventory for the department and coordinates all equipment maintenance including calibrations.  You will also have an opportunity to provide the technical expertise necessary to design, develop, and implement manufacturing systems, complex manufacturing operations and sophisticated machines.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may also include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing direction and guidance to other manufacturing personnel in a continuous effort to improve manufacturing productivity
  • Analyze product/process designs to determine feasibility of using existing designs or modifying the designs to improve process and/or product
  • Providing leadership in the implementation of integrated technologies within the factory
  • Developing individual presentations on all integration projects and preparing and establishing priorities for cost effectiveness.
  • Performing liaison duties with various functional areas to promote smooth transition of new and revised systems and operations.
  • Assist in successful development of 1600 part number ramp up at Hodges Foundry meeting customer print requirements


Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of manufacturing and/or operations quality experience
  • Bachelor degree or higher in an accredited Engineering, Manufacturing, or similar curriculum or an accredited technical curriculum
  • 3+ years of prior supervisory experience

Top candidates will also have:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in metallurgical engineering, materials engineering, or metallurgical/materials engineering technology/emphasis
  • Must be willing to work multiple shifts that vary based on supervisory needs to support product demand
  • General understanding of the Caterpillar organization, products, policies, and procedures
  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers
  • 3+ years of experience in a foundry environment



Additional Information: 

  • Location of this position is in Hodges, South Carolina
  • Relocation assistance is available for this position
  • This position will close on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST.


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Oct 13, 2020


United States