Caterpillar Inc. Electric Drive Manufacturing Section Manager - 17000A22 in Mossville, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: 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 implementing Lean 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 Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.