Manufacturing & Supply Chain
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customer's needs. Join us.
To provide technical expertise, experience, and guidance in
development of major manufacturing, source changes, and value chain
projects, working with internal/external suppliers to
support/improve manufacturing productivity, quality, and cost
effectiveness. Working with facility and Purchasing counterparts
within Supply Chain, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Logistics, and
Transportation on projects in the Footprint, Resourcing, and New
Source Introduction space are the core of the role.
This position requires a high degree of experience and expertise
in various or specific fields of manufacturing and value chain such
as fabrication, machining, assembly, supply chain, logistics,
manufacturing technology, etc. Incumbent needs to have a good
understanding of product design to combine with process and value
chain design expertise to provide for improved manufacturability
and sourcing of parts and major components.
This position is actively involved with projects involving
multiple facilities and suppliers. The ability to analyze the
current value chain, develop feasibility studies to analyze
proposals for improvement. After internal discussion, developing
into an executable plan to be taken for executive and upper-leader
approvals, and then execute those changes to the value chain
through footprint/restructuring/sourcing projects.
Must understand product & process designs and have an
understanding of the extended value chain. Will work with Design
Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, Purchasing
and Operations personnel both at Caterpillar and suppliers. Must be
able to develop, manage and communicate with a network of resources
across necessary business partners. Must ensure all are involved in
the decision process so that sound decisions are made, and a safe,
top-quality, efficient production process is realized to deliver
business results. Uses knowledge gained through years of experience
to explain to suppliers the tooling, dies, fixtures, controls,
etc., needed to improve processes.
Provides direction and guidance to other manufacturing and
supply chain personnel in a continuous effort to improve
productivity. Works with suppliers (both internal and external) in
the development of projects, which ensure the most efficient and
cost-effective systems or operations solutions to produce quality
Adheres to established standards, policies and practices
relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics, etc., in
performing assigned duties.
This position is responsible for the implementation of major
systems, processes, New Source Introductions, sourcing changes, and
the coordination of those systems with the facility (facilities)
The position manages the completion of its own work assignments
and coordinates work with others. The position is challenged to
quickly and correctly identify problems. The incumbent generally
resolves issues by following departmental guidelines or applying a
solution that worked in the past. The incumbent is free to
determine the best way to complete job assignments in order to
achieve desired results. Work is reviewed after completion, except
in the most complex or high impact situations. Impacts key quality
goals including Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement,
Timeliness, Accuracy, Efficiency, Cost Savings, Process Quality,
Part Quality, Certifications, etc. The position meets or exceeds
quality standard set for the measure(s) stated.
This position requires a college degree in an appropriate
engineering or technical discipline combined with a) minimum of 5
years of appropriate manufacturing or value chain experience as
either a Manufacturing Engineer or Project Lead or b) minimum 2
years' experience as a Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor or
Supply Chain Supervisor or c) appropriate equivalent external
experience (2+ years experience).
Top Candidates will also have
Requires analytical ability as well as excellent oral and
written communications skills and thorough knowledge concerning the
capabilities of both internal and external suppliers.
Requires considerable experience in various manufacturing
disciplines gained through previous staff and/ or supervisory
This position would normally have significant Manufacturing
Engineering background and experience with Capital, NPI, or NSI
Project Management, including project schedule management.
Preferred candidates will also have experience in Supply Chain,
Logistics, Purchasing, or Value Chain roles.
The location for this position is Decatur, or East Peoria,
Domestic relocation assistance is available for this
This position may require 10% travel.
Employee benefit details
Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career.
Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a
Here you earn more than just a salary because we value your
performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides
benefits on day one (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along
with the potential of an annual bonus.
Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays
(prorated based upon hire date).
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correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your
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as it will reflect any updates to your status.
This employer is not currently hiring foreign national
applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a
specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global
company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the
U.S. which can be found through our employment website at
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EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including
minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities -
are encouraged to apply.
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