Caterpillar, Inc. CPI Black Belt in Shandong, China

CPI Black Belt



As a Continuous Product Improvement (CPI) Black Belt within the Earthmoving Division of Caterpillar, you will have significant impact on Caterpillar’s success by delivering improved product quality and improving the company’s ability to meet customer expectations. Your engineering, business, and project management skills will provide you the opportunity to have significant impact on the Caterpillar’s products through project leadership of cross functional teams.

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

Leading significantly complex projects to improve critical product design elements that drive quality improvements for our customers and process improvements for our production facilities including:

1.Demonstrating an understanding and attitude for multiple design engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, structural, cooling, and hydraulic systems.

2.Developing project plans and business cases, build capable CPI project team

3.Coordination of planning and implementation of machine and component validation tests in conjunction with our testing & validation department

4.Effectively communicating complex continuous improvement requirements across multiple divisions and facilities. Drive accountability within core CPI team and extended CPI team

5.Working collaboratively with the customer services department and Caterpillar Dealers and suppliers

6.Work as list manager delegate and drive CPI metrics for both Prime Product and partners

7.Lead communication with business partners on the CPI planning, solution trade-offs and improve the CPI execution process

8.Identify the gap between current CPI process and product business needs, develop CPI Strategy MGPP

9.Remove process roadblocks and resolve key problems for top CPI projects from CPI expertise perspective




1.Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalentTechnical Degree with demonstrated technical career experience.

2.Minimum of 5 years ofdesign experience including at least 3 years CAT product design experience.Good product application knowledge about infrastructure and wheel loader products.

Or Minimum of 5 years of quality, service, or product support engineering forearthmoving machines.

3.Advanced Englishspeaking, listening, reading, writing skills.

4.Master in industrymanufacturer quality system or APQP.

5.Results driven with a high degree of focus onproject execution excellence. Understand CAT facilityor industry manufacturing process.

6.Excellent communication and teamwork skills, good understanding of business acumen.

7.Demonstrated project management skills and teamleadership skills

8.Ability to produce analytical solutions tooperational, product based, or component-based quality issues

9.Must have the ability to learn and dostatistical analysis.

10.Good Microsoft Office Skills, Excel and PowerPoint.

11.25% Travel.

Desired Qualifications:

1.Ability to dissect complex problems into amanageable work plan ensuring a successful outcome.

2.DMAIC training and/or 6 Sigma project experienceand/or Green Belt or Black Belt leadership experience.

3.Knowledge of multiple functional areas thatprovide inputs regularly, i.e., Product Development, Engineering, ProductSupport, Quality, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Accounting, Human Resources, andOperations.

4.Influence team with 0 defect culture.

Job Additional Functional Areas

Primary Location China-Shandong-Qingdao

Unposting Date: Jan 3, 2019, 9:59:00 AM

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

Req ID: 18000C5K