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Caterpillar, Inc. Section Manager 3- 2nd shift Bevels in East Peoria, Illinois

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.


At Caterpillar, we are working to help our customers build a better world. We would not 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 an organized self-starter to join our team as a 2nd shift Section Manager in LPSD for Bevels at building KK, in East Peoria, IL. As a section manager, you will be leading a group of machine operators to drive improvement in a very dynamic and exciting work environment. You will have up to 25+ direct report team members.

Job Duties

  • Monitor and improve shop floor safety, aggressively eliminating unsafe processes

  • Assures fixtures, tooling and processes are followed to meet production schedules

  • Determines priorities and sequences jobs

  • Schedules and prioritizes constrained resources, and adjusts staff to meet flow and customer requirements

  • Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate

  • Ensures production material is procured and distributed to meet production schedules

  • Increases production efficiency through continuous improvement and waste elimination utilizing LEAN principles

  • Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule

  • Implements, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, Internal Certification, and others

  • Evaluates, assess, identifies, and leads the deployment of workforce training

  • Actively deploys value stream improvements

  • Practices and teaches CPS Guiding Principles

  • Initiates and conducts process improvement dialogs with Team Leads and Team Members

  • Drives root cause corrective action projects and continuous improvement

  • Leads section status reporting and monitors / audits section metrics

  • Leads the creation, implementation, and training of standard work procedures

Basic Qualifications

  • A college degree or Manufacturing supervisory experience or 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Must be willing to work outside of normal work hours including overtime and alternate shifts

Top Candidates will also have

  • Prior leadership experience

  • Strong customer focus and ability to influence and lead hourly direct reports

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office 365

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Previous manufacturing or heat treat operations experience

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing

  • Project management skills

  • Ability to analyze and interpret various types of data to make informed decisions

Additional Information

  • This position closes on 10/28/2021 @ 11:59 pm

  • The location for this position is East Peoria, IL Bldg KK

  • This position requires working 2nd shift

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

  • This position may require less than 10% travel

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

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

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. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.

Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.