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Section Manager

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Location: Acuna, COA, Mexico
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2020

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Job Description


As a Section Manager at Caterpillar, you will supervise and provide leadership to Team Leads assigned to manufacturing areas.

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 needs, determines priorities when resources are insufficient, and decides when disciplinary action is necessary
* Ensures production meets quality / cost standards
* 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
* Implements various corporate initiatives such as 5S, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, Internal Certification, etc
* Monitors and improves safety on the shop floor; eliminating any unsafe operations and ensuring a safe and clean production environment
* Evaluates, assesses, and identifies training needs of the workforce
* Ensures training and effective utilization of work force
* Performs the following CPS-related duties:
* Accountability for value stream mapping
* Resource allocation to meet requirements
* Trains and models the CPS Guiding Principles
* Deploys process improvement dialogues
* Deploys Root Cause Corrective Action on issues that arrise and drive continuous improvement
* Reports section status and monitors and audits related metrics
* Leads efforts to develop and deploy standard work for each work area


Required Qualifications:

* College or university degree in an operations-related discipline
* Thorough knowledge of lean manufacturing processes and tools, machine shop operations, equipment and processes
* Familiarity with materials and quality objectives
* Good human relations, interpersonal and collaboration skills

Desired Qualifications:

* Prior planning or shop experience

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.
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Nov 27, 2020