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Associate Data Scientist



Data Science
Morton, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023

Career Area:

Information Analytics

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

At Caterpillar, we're working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as an Associate Data Scientist in Morton, IL.

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear Components (Undercarriage and GET) and Maintenance Components (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

We’re committed to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities – innovating to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth.

Through it all, we are one team – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience

As an Associate Data Scientist, you will leverage your quantitative analysis, data management, modeling and/or data visualization skills as an individual contributor to project teams tasked with solving business problems. This position is a part of the Caterpillar Inventory Management Research Team, which uses quantitative methods such as business simulations, data mining, and advanced statistical techniques to solve problems.

Job duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Analytics-based research supporting project teams

  • Using programming languages such as Python, R, Dataiku or SAS and apply machine learning models to research solutions to business problems

  • Statistical modeling and analysis of Caterpillar and dealer parts demand & inventory

  • Improvement of existing and development of new inventory optimization techniques

  • Execution and analysis of inventory management simulations

  • Ad-hoc data analysis, data processing, and data visualization

  • Developing/refining large-scale solutions to fit complex situations in multiple unique environments

  • Building familiarity with Inventory Management system functionality and parts management practices

  • Effective communication of complex concepts and solutions to stakeholders & internal customers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Data Science, Business Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Business, or Related Degree Program with quantitative and technically challenging coursework

  • Minimum 2.8/4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (no rounding) at current institution

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Knowledge of basic statistical approaches and/or data management techniques

  • Background in data science software such as Python or R utilizing machine learning models and/or deep learning (AI)

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively verbally with digital media or PowerPoint

  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate concepts using data visualization

  • Enthusiasm for big data processing, research, analytics, and problem solving

  • Demonstrates teamwork, initiative, and interpersonal skills

  • Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information:

This position does not offer relocation

This position requires 10% or less travel.

Final Details

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

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

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

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