Caterpillar, Inc. Electric Drive Manufacturing Section Manager (2nd Shift) in Mossville, Illinois

The Section Manager position represents the first level of management in the factory, supervising 10-35 total team members. This Section Manager position leads a team and supervises people in manufacturing electric drive components and assemblies in Building H located in Mossville, IL. In this position you will ensure safety practices are followed to maximize efficiency in quality, velocity and cost.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring and improving shop floor safety, aggressively eliminating unsafe processes/practices and addressing unsafe behaviors

  • Practicing, teaching and implementingLean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, CPS principles and Internal Certifications

  • Leading daily kick off meetings and driving continuous improvement based on data and prescribed metrics performance

  • Assisting with training, implementing, creating and modifying standardized work processes and documentation

  • Escalating resolution of issues that require additional or external resources

  • Responding to quality or delivery concerns and assisting or leading the root cause identification and implementation of corrective action

  • Assuring that standard work process are followed to meet production schedules ensuring safety, quality, velocity and cost targets

  • Prioritizing resources and sequences jobs by adjusting staffing to meet production and customer requirements

  • Initiating and conducting process improvement dialogs with Team Leads and other Team Members

  • Monitoring and auditing PQVC metrics continuously and reports out via meetings and walks

  • Demonstrating sound leadership and improving employee engagement, values, inclusion, etc. by working with team members to create an action plan based on Employee Insights and MGL results**

  • Determining and executing disciplinary action when appropriate

  • Ensuring Operator Performed Maintenance and preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule

  • Increasing production efficiency through continuous improvement and waste elimination, by identifying root cause and eliminating waste reoccurrence

  • Engaging in creative problem solving to address operational issues including: ergonomic/safety, efficiency improvements, process bottlenecks and quality concerns

  • Providing manufacturing technical support in process control (Pinpoint)

  • Providing technical expertise to solve production problems or pursuing operations improvements Provide feedback to Product Design and NPI teams on voice of manufacturing and lessons learned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Logistics OR 3 years of manufacturing / assembly experience

  • 2 years or more Supervisory or Team Lead experience

  • Microsoft Office Skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Good communication, interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills are required to develop a cooperative working relationship with others inside and outside of the department

  • Demonstrated leadership skills from previous roles or job assignments

  • Ability to work with and influence a diverse group of employees and customers, such as Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Test Engineer, Production Scheduler and various stakeholders and process partners

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in a manufacturing or engineering related discipline

  • Prior experience in planning/manufacturing engineering and or working in a manufacturing environment

  • 2 years of supervisory experience leading teams across multiple employee categories / payrolls in manufacturing sections to maximize efficiency in quality, velocity and cost

  • 3 years of electric motor manufacturing or design experience

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts related to electric drive components

  • This is a second shift position, ability to cover overtime work schedules as necessary based upon demand

Job: *Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Title: Electric Drive Manufacturing Section Manager (2nd Shift)

Location: Illinois-Mossville

Requisition ID: 17000A22