Caterpillar Section Manager in Mossville, Illinois

Caterpillar’s Innovation and Technology Development Division is currently seeking a 1stshift - Section Manager at it’s Mossville Tech Center – K facility in Mossville, IL. In this position you will lead teams and supervise people in manufacturing sections to maximize efficiency in quality, velocity and cost.

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

**Monitors and improves shop floor safety, aggressively eliminates 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 staffing to meet flow and customer requirements;

**Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate;

**Procures and distributes production material to meet schedules;

**Procures and distributes production material to meet schedules;

**Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule;

**Implements, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, Internal Certification and others; and

**Evaluates, assess, identifies and leads the deployment of workforce training.

**Section Value Stream Mapping;

**Actively deploys section 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 drives continuous improvement;

**Leads section status reporting and monitors / audits section metrics; and

**Leads the creation, implementation and training of standard work procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

**3 years experience in Manufacturing Operations

Top Candidates will also have:

**Bachelor’s Degree

  • Background in First Operation fabrication, Weld or Machining.

  • Experience with 6 Sigma, CPS, or Lean initiatives.

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Prior Supervisory or Team Lead Experience

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

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

Job: *Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Title: Section Manager

Location: Illinois-Mossville

Requisition ID: 170007PK