Caterpillar Section Manager 1st Shift in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A chance to make quality products that matter.

How does it feel to make something that makes life better for people around the globe? As a Caterpillar manufacturing professional, you’ll know—because every day you’ll make sure our customers get the quality products they need to build our world’s infrastructure. And you’ll do it in modern, clean, safe environments equipped with the latest technologies. We’re looking for process-driven, results-oriented leaders who:

  • Possess a good balance of technical and interpersonal skills

  • Take responsibility for the quality, velocity and safety of our operations

  • Like to interact with and motivate others

  • Want to work in a team environment

When you Join Team Caterpillar as a Quality Section Manager, you will lead a team that performs tactical Quality Management duties, responding to daily quality issues arising in the manufacturing facility. You will work using quality processes, plans and tools that support Built in Quality and are part of Caterpillar’s Quality Management System. This position requires a broad knowledge of manufacturing and assembly procedures (welding, machining, heat treat, assembly and inspection) planning processes, work standards relative to manufacturing and inspection with a background in metrology and gaging techniques.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Supervises a work unit of employees where planning, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing work is required. Adjusts staffing to meet flow and customer requirements.

  • Good communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential to develop a cooperative working relationship with others, both inside and outside the organization.

  • Good analysis, diagnostic and judgment skills and good computer skills with prior experience working in a manufacturing environment.

  • Monitors and improves shop floor safety, aggressively eliminates unsafe processes;

  • Maintain and publish defect reports that are recorded and reported at all levels from start on line to final shipment.

  • Quality contact for customers, contact for the day to day shop quality issues, including coordinating the holds due to quality and the rework needed.

  • Responsible for development and information collection for inspection reports.

  • Responsible for all personnel issues and performance evaluation of team.

  • Responsible for verifying that quality is being maintained throughout the assembly and manufacturing process.

  • Work with assembly Planning, Engineering, Operations and other functional areas in establishing audit procedures, audit frequencies and quality teams to insure customers are receiving a Caterpillar quality product.

  • Works with manufacturing operations to identify high scrap and rework areas and initiates investigations for establishing subsequent improvements.

*Basic Qualifications:

**College degree or 3-5 years’ work experience

**Prior leadership experience, preferably in manufacturing environment.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment; and

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

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

Job: *Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Title: Section Manager 1st Shift

Location: Wisconsin-South Milwaukee

Requisition ID: 170004NW