Caterpillar, Inc. Section Manager in Tamil Nadu, India

Section Manager

Description

Caterpillar’s Section Manager position leads teams and supervises people across multiple employee categories / payrolls in manufacturing sections to maximize efficiency in quality, velocity and cost.

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

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

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  • Assures fixtures, tooling and processes are followed to meet production schedules

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  • Determines priorities and sequences jobs

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  • Schedules and prioritizes constrained resources, and adjusts staffing to meet flow and customer requirements

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  • Determines and executes disciplinary action when appropriate

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  • Procures and distributes production material to meet schedules

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  • Increase production efficiency through continuous improvement and waste elimination

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  • Ensures preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule

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  • Implements, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, Internal Certification and others

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  • Evaluates, assess, identifies and leads the deployment of workforce training

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  • Section Value Stream Mapping

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  • Actively deploys section value stream improvements

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  • Practices and teaches CPS Guiding Principles

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  • Initiates and conducts process improvement dialogs with Team Leads and Team Members

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  • Drives root cause corrective action projects and drives continuous improvement

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  • Leads section status reporting and monitors / audits section metrics

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  • Leads the creation, implementation and training of standard work procedures

Caterpillar-BCP’son-site Program Manager / Section Manager at BCP’s SWL contract manufacturingfacility of supplier (CMS, Banda, Maharashtra). This is an off-site role andcalls for day to day management of BCP’s cross functional requirements andcommunications at the contract manufacturer’s plant.

No direct Caterpillar-BCPreports. However, the role calls for active collaboration with CMS’s LeadershipTeam as well as line operations personnel on a daily basis, with regularfeedback on issues to India SWL Business and Commercial Manager. BCP buysproduct worth approximately US$ 35 to 40 mn annually from CMS.

JOBDUTIES:

(List the major duties and responsibilities inthis job along with a brief explanation of each.)

This role has the followingresponsibilities:

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Continuously monitor and improve CMS operations in areas of Safety, Quality, Process compliance, process cost and Velocity

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Advice and assist CMS team on quick resolution of Safety, Quality, Process and Velocity Issues as they arise

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Co-ordinate BCP’s EN implementation work at CMS with focus on minimizing RSSM

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Co-ordinate all NPI related activities at CMS on behalf of BCP-CIPL

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Actively work to minimize any communication gaps between CIPL-BCP and CMS

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Actively Train, Audit and Shadow Manage Quality and Process teams of CMS and guide them to achieve/exceed BCP’s SWL Quality (DPU reduction) objectives

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:

(Explainthe background, work experience, and education required and/or preferred forthis job.)

Degreein Mechanical/Automotive Engineering with 3 to 4 years’ work experience inOperations, Quality, Engineering or Purchase of a similar (assembly, test andpaint) facility. Good communication skills is a must. Good process knowledgeand understanding of working of cross-functional teams at BCP India. Goodproduct knowledge of BCP’s SWL in India. Good inter-personal skills/ability tonetwork/collaborate with Teams in BCP and CMS to address tactical and longerterm issues. A passion for Quality. Willingness to work off-site for a 3 to 5year period at CMS Banda in Maharashtra.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

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  • University degree in a Manufacturing-related discipline

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  • Previous experience in Lean Manufacturing, manufacturing operations processes, materials and / or quality

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  • Good communication, interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills

Desired Qualifications:

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  • Prior experience in manufacturing / operations planning and / or manufacturing experience; and

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

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location India-Tamil Nadu-Thiruvallur

Unposting Date: Dec 29, 2018, 12:29:00 PM

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

Req ID: 18000C1A