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Distribution Section Manager

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:


What matters most to you? Is it being part of a strong team? Supporting your family? Solving global problems? You can do these and more at Caterpillar; where your work enables progress around the globe, and you contribute to meaningful work. Together, we can build what matters

The Lafayette Engine Center is looking for a Section Manager that would be responsible for managing material distribution technicians and optimizing logistics processes. The primary function of this role will be to create and document distribution processes and run projects to optimize those processes following the PQVC model. This individual will also flex into a supervisory capacity as needed to support LEC 24/7 distribution needs.

The individual must have excellent leadership and organizational skills, good communication, and the ability to juggle several projects and varying responsibilities.

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

  • Monitor and improve safety on the shop floor; eliminate any unsafe operations and ensure a safe and clean product environment
  • Supervise up to 15+ team members
  • Determine overtime needs, priorities, and disciplinary action is necessary
  • Responsible for all LEC distribution processes. Works cross-functional projects to improve processes, timeliness and reduce costs in logistics operations
  • Ensure necessary parts and materials are ordered and distributed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Communicates any parts delays to assembly and machine shop leadership to assure proper contingency planning can occur
  • Implement various corporate initiatives such as 5S, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, CQMS/ISO certification, etc.
  • Responsible for training and development of staff, time keeping, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, and ensuring consistent application of organizational needs

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience in distribution, assembly, machine shop, or assembly
  • A high school diploma, GED or its equivalent
  • Good teamwork, communication, leadership, and organization skills
  • Must be proficient with all Microsoft Office products
  • Must be willing to work outside of normal work hours including overtime and alternate shifts

Top Candidates will also have:

  • 1 to 2 years leadership experience
  • Project leadership and/or green belt certification

Additional Information:

  • Location of this position is in Lafayette, IN
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation cost incurred would be the responsibility of the selected candidate.
  • This position may require less than 5% travel.

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

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply

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

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Keywords: Caterpillar, Lafayette , Distribution Section Manager, Other , Lafayette, Indiana

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