Caterpillar, Inc. Section Manager - 3rd Shift in Mapleton, Illinois

Section Manager - 3rd Shift



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. Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) designs and manufactures diesel, gas and reman, ranging from 400 kilowatts to 16 megawatts of power, and the key engine systems such as fuel, air, aftertreatment and cooling which are used to power oil & gas, electric power, marine, rail and Cat machine applications around the world.

TheLarge Power SystemsDivision has a Section Manager 3rd Shift position located at our Mapleton, IL facility. In this role, 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 limitedto:

  • 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;

  • 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.


B asicQualifications:

  • Technical 4-year degree and/or 5 years prior experience in manufacturing engineering

  • 1 years' in a Team Lead/Supervisory role

  • 1 years' experience in Customer Service, Manufacturing, and/or Operations

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Foundry experience

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

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

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Mapleton

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

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Req ID: 1800075S