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Caterpillar, Inc. Group Manager - ESS Operations in Griffin, Georgia

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a dynamic leader that is ready to take on the energy transformation within Caterpillar. You will have the opportunity to engage with and lead some of the best and brightest professionals working on our energy storage solutions product. You will develop and lead the operations and manufacturing engineering teams while also managing the production schedules and assisting with the overall performance of the Advanced Power Product operations within the facility. We will teach, challenge, and test you. Your work will be critical to our and our customers sustainability efforts through electrification and alternative energy.

You will be supported through two-way collaboration as we might need to lean on you as part of our larger leadership team. We will empower you and provide you the autonomy to exercise your unique leadership style to motivate your team of production and management personnel to ensure their engagement and the success of the product line. We are counting on you to develop and establish processes and a governance program within our manufacturing area to ensure we are meeting and exceeding our key performance indicators in terms of people, quality, velocity, and cost.

What do you say? Join us and let’s do the work!

Job Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and improve safety on the shop floor; eliminate any unsafe operations/behaviors and ensure a safe and clean production environment.

  • Lead manufacturing engineering functions to develop world class processes as well as governance and control mechanisms. Spearhead capital investment opportunities to deliver improved OEE results.

  • Coordinate the effective operation of assigned areas of manufacturing to meet established schedules and production requirements while maintaining cost.

  • Ensure proper direction and supervision of activities on multiple shifts to maintain effective utilization of throughput.

  • Implement and support various corporate initiatives such as STOP, BIQ, 5S, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, CQMS, etc.

  • Manage and communicate facility and production readiness within the new product introduction (NPI) process

  • Promote development of people through continued education, employee involvement, increased responsibility, and ergonomics.

  • Train new supervisors on best practices for leading in a manufacturing environment.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a manufacturing/operations-related discipline) and 8+ years of applicable experience in manufacturing, supply chain, or operations OR 12+ years of applicable experience in manufacturing, supply chain, or operations

  • Previous supervisory leadership experience within manufacturing operations

  • Experience with lean manufacturing principles

  • Ability to communicate and adapt your communication style to a variable audience

Top Candidates May Have:

  • 6+ years’ experience in managing operations/supply chain/logistics operations

  • 6 Sigma/Lean manufacturing experience or certification

  • NPI process experience

  • Strong leadership and managerial skills

  • Ability to direct and motivate a diverse team of people to ensure divisional goals are met.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish processes and governance where standard work did not exist

  • Experience in managing electrical assembly operations

Additional Information:

  • This position will close on 10/9/2022

  • Travel requirements may be up to 10%

  • This position is located in Griffin, GA

  • Domestic relocation assistance is available.

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 better world.

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).

Final details:

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website 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 www.caterpillar.com/careers .


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