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Software Engineering, Product
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

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Job Description:

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Job Summary:

At Caterpillar’s Decatur, IL facility, we manufacture and assemble large mining and construction equipment. In this role as a Production Scheduler, you will report to the Manager Production Scheduling and will be primarily responsible for accurately managing material demand through the monthly S&OP planning cycle for the OHT & WTS production machines. Additionally, you will manage OHT & WTS attachment demand. You will work closely with Decatur’s operations, product group, engineering, and material requirements teams and will often have to manage material demand based on product group, customer, & demand requirements at the Decatur factory. As a member of the Supply Chain team, you will need to have a growth mindset, promote continuous improvement, and help build a defect-free culture. We have a fabulous team that does some of the most exciting work at Caterpillar, and we can’t wait for you to join the team!

What you will do:

  • Responsible for coordinating with cross functional teams such as Operations & Supply Chain for preparing order management & schedules to fulfill product orders from the facility.

  • Multi-task and time management in order to meet business cycle scheduling timelines.

  • Monitors the production plan and modifies as needed to maintain acceptable product availability and schedule adherence to meet customer delivery date expectations. Assists in the development of a plan and business case for critical review by Product Managers, materials, and factory managers, explaining why this plan provides the best compromise to conflicting objectives.

What Skills you will have:

Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
Level Extensive Experience:
• Reviews others' writing or presentations and provides feedback and coaching.
• Adapts documents and presentations for the intended audience.
• Demonstrates both empathy and assertiveness when communicating a need or defending a position.
• Communicates well downward, upward, and outward.
• Employs appropriate methods of persuasion when soliciting agreement.
• Maintains focus on the topic at hand.

Problem Solving: Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem solving appropriately to diverse situations.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Identifies and documents specific problems and resolution alternatives.
• Examines a specific problem and understands the perspective of each involved stakeholder.
• Develops alternative techniques for assessing accuracy and relevance of information.
• Helps to analyze risks and benefits of alternative approaches and obtain decision on resolution.
• Uses fact-finding techniques and diagnostic tools to identify problems.

Cross-Team Integration: Understanding of the importance of inter-team collaboration in breaking down silos and achieving business results; ability to lead employees from various functions to communicate, coordinate work across divisions, and collaborate in solving problems as one team.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Maintains a strong internal network that promotes informal collaboration.
• Shares information that may be relevant to other teams across divisions.
• Assesses the potential synergies from combining common practices across teams.
• Identifies differences among teams that could cause barriers to effective integration.
• Applies relevant information gathered from comparable teams to own team.

Forecasting: Knowledge of forecasting tools, approaches and practices; ability to determine product demand and estimate production requirements and loads.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Participates in preparation of short-term forecasts for a specific product or site.
• Gathers and analyzes demand data with specific tools and procedures.
• Locates useful information and sources of input used in weekly, monthly and quarterly forecasts.
• Researches seasonal trends for a major product or product line.
• Explains common types of business conditions and activities that impact demand.

Education and Experience requirement:

  • 2+ years of Supply Chain experience

Additional Information:

The primary location for this position is Decatur, IL

Domestic relocation assistance is not available

This position may require 5% travel

Sponsorship is not available

This posting will close at midnight on February 15, 2024

What you will get:

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 wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides:

  • Competitive Base Salary

  • Annual incentive bonus plan*

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short and long-term disability coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

*Subject to annual eligibility and incentive plan guidelines.

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.

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Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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.

Posting Dates:

January 31, 2024 - February 15, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

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

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