CPI Black Belt
The primary objective of the Engineering Black Belt is to use basic engineering disciplines along with the fact based decision making tools that are part of 6 Sigma to resolve complex product, technology and manufacturing process issues.
By utilizing the core engineering skills and making fact-based decisions, NPI programs will improve by reducing cycle time, improving quality and better financial returns.
The majority of the work performed by Engineering Black Belts is to support NPI programs, technology development, Continuous Product Improvements (CPI), or product cost reduction.
The Engineering Black Belt role should be viewed as a career choice that provides a career ladder opportunity.
This role is an important step in the progression of an Engineering career and is excellent preparation for advancement in both engineering management as well as technical leadership positions.
The individual will have significant opportunity to provide leadership on challenging issues that span organizations and provide solid contributions to NPI programs.
Individuals can create maximum enterprise value by developing deep customer, technical, manufacturing and business knowledge of our products.
Individuals in the Engineering Black Belt roles are expected to resolve design problems associated with product, technology and manufacturing. They are expected to become experts in the application of the 6 Sigma methods and tools to develop requirements and resolve significant problems.
Knowledge development and sharing among Engineering Black Belts is also a critical job requirement.
The knowledge created through solving problems are to be made available for re-use in other design efforts.
Upon completion of training, all Engineering Black Belts are expected to understand:
The necessity of meeting customer requirements
Methods to reduce program cycle time, improve quality and reduce program and product cost.
Types of projects commonly led by Engineering Black Belts are:
Design of new components or technology to support NPI programs,
Continuous Product Improvement (CPI) projects
Product cost reduction projects, or
Development or improvement of processes used to design products and technology
Black Belts in this role would either lead teams to complete projects or they would complete the projects individually.
Candidates for Engineering Black Belts are expected to be results oriented change agents who are effective business systems thinkers.
They must be able to effectively balance trade offs between multiple objectives and drive decisions to be taken at appropriate stages of NPI programs.
Engineering Black Belts must manage their own development and continuously enhance their knowledge and skills.
They should strive to learn new business knowledge and skill, interpersonal and leadership skills, understanding the customers’ needs, application of the product or processes, as well as keeping up with technology advances.
•Bachelors Degree, preferably in Engineering (or equivalent) or more than 3 years of professional level experience
•Prior supervisory experience a plus
•Project management skills, team leadership skills, and good communication skills
•Knowledge of other functions that provide inputs regularly, i.e., Product Development, Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Accounting, Human Resources, and Operations
•Must have the ability to learn and do statistical analysis
•Basic computer skills
Caterpillar's workforce is as diverse as the customers we serve.
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Mar 28, 2013, 11:59:00 PM
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