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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Program Coordinator III



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

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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.

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. Join us.


A professional committed to delivering programs on-time, within budget and to specification by improving the effectiveness of project teams through the application of professionally accepted program and project management methods, techniques, tools, and training. Provides expertise in specific areas of program and project management processes to ensure the most efficient and cost- effective implementation of products and services.

Job Duties

This position is the role of a seasoned project management professional. He/she manages projects that have substantial R&D value, are moderate to complex in nature, and are managed with limited supervision. This is a staff position that requires a thorough understanding in program and project management tools & processes. Ability to facilitate programs, leads chartering sessions, develops/validates network diagrams, lead integration & compression sessions. Work assignments may be specialized in nature but may also be broad based with coordination between other staff personnel to complete a larger, more complex program.

Specific work assignments may be as follows: Coordinate with Program Managers to schedule and support program control meetings & compression sessions and can make schedule changes/corrections during control meetings and compression sessions. Maintains and can lead update meetings for program level issues/action logs, risk registers/FMEAs, scope change requests/logs, program work plans, program cost tracking and provide workshop planning, execution and follow-up assistance.

Create accurate and detailed schedules. The incumbent will capture all information, interpret, and identify relationships between activities, analyzes data from schedule updates, works with project team members to resolve logic errors, explains changes due to updates, and recommends actions to resolve schedule problems.

Lead and conduct detail-planning meetings with no supervision. The incumbent must possess the ability to work with functional areas to develop their detailed activities and schedule. Provides analysis and recommendations needed to increase accuracy of program and project schedules, provides leadership in understanding and following program and project management standard processes, and works daily with team members to emphasize the importance of the program schedule to be successful in implementing on time, with in cost, and at the required quality targets. Provides administrative planning and follow-up for program team, steering committee, and governance review meetings

The incumbent must be able to interpret and transfer work breakdown structure (WBS) into project management software. The position may work together with consultants in large program planning sessions. Interpret & communicate Voice of Customer (VOC) and Voice of Business (VOB) needs. Mentor/coach and train other Program Coordinators, individual project managers, and project teams in the program management processes and software. May create report packages and communicate or post program or project status, may also include maintenance of a program web site.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus five to seven years of progressively responsible job-related experience in Program Coordination, Information Technology, Engineering, project management or NPI.

Top Candidates will also have

A technical focus is highly desirable within degree study.

Project management knowledge and experience in driving out detailed, work plans within a PM software included resource forecasts, risks, costs, scope, and other tools.

Excellent interpersonal skills including team leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and strong analytical and organizational skills.

Previous Green Belt experience is a plus.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Peoria, IL

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

This position will require less than 10% travel.

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

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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

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