Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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September 8, 2021
Deerfield, IL
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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.

Job Description

This is a Supervisory position that will be responsible for managing a production schedule, technicians and overall performance of designated value stream.  You will be responsible for meeting Caterpillar’s goals for People, Quality, Velocity and Cost that support a 24/7 operation.     
Job Duties Include but not limited to:

  • Monitor and improve safety on the shop floor; eliminate any unsafe operations and ensure a safe and clean production environment.

  • Determines processing needs to assure fixtures, tooling and methods are provided to meet schedules and production requirements.

  • Daily tie-in with production management to designate work load, priorities and sequence for work assigned.

  • Determines overtime need, determines priorities when resources are insufficient, and decides when disciplinary action is necessary.

  • Suggest 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 the quality of product produced and conforms to Caterpillar's Quality Policy while maintaining cost.

  • Ensure necessary parts and materials are ordered and distributed in a timely and efficient manner

  • Implement various corporate initiatives such as 5S, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, CQMS/ISO certification, etc

  • Responsible for training and development of staff, time keeping, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, and ensuring consistent application of organizational needs.

  • This job exists only in those locations where the Section Manager has primary responsibility for the performance of multiple shifts, for direct production and support functions.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • A college degree or equivalent experience is required for this position. 

  • Requires 3-4 years Foundry Melt Department background, with coreless furnace, channel furnace, and refractory demolition/installation experience.

  • Requires at least 3-4 years of direct shop floor experience and have a mechanical aptitude.  

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of CPS processes and tools, machine shop operations, equipment and processes plus familiarity with materials and quality objectives.  

Top Candidates May Also Have:

  • 3-4 years prior experience in strategic planning and supervisory experience is desirable.  

  • Good human relations skills are required to develop a cooperative work relationship with others inside and outside the department.  

  • Must be able to provide direction and hold people accountable.  

  • Must be proficient with all Microsoft office products.  

Additional Information:

  • This position will close on 9/10/21 at 11:59pm.

  • This position is located in Mapleton, IL.

  • This position will be 3rd shift from 10:00PM - 6:00AM.

  • The employee may be required to move items weighing up to 35 pounds.

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

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 .

Relocation is available for this position.

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