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Project Coordinator



mossville, il, usa
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 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.


Assists Program Manager with the management of complex projects within a corporate program.

Job Duties

• Tracking progress according to program schedules and goals; developing solutions to program problems.
• Participating in the preparations of proposals, plans, and program specifications.
• Developing the project scope documents, project timetables and other documents that would be provided
to Project Managers.
• Monitoring the scheduling, budget, and performance of company programs.

Skill Descriptors
Business Acumen: Knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound
decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse

Level Working Knowledge:
• Comments on the organization's business model and financial goals.
• Communicates key considerations for business decision making process.
• Cites examples of types of information needed to make sound business decisions.
• Participates in business task to get things done in own unit or area.
• Caters to key stakeholders and their priorities.

Planning: Tactical, Strategic: Knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational
(short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Contributes to short-term operational plans.
• Anticipates and adapts to plan changes.
• Monitors progress of work against plan as required to meet objectives.
• Reports variances and makes agreed-upon corrections.
• Under guidance, develops tactical plan for own direct responsibility.

Process Management: Knowledge of business process improvement tools and techniques; ability to understand,
monitor, update, control, or enhance existing business or work processes.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Employs process flows, cycle time, process time and waste concepts as appropriate.
• Walks through steps, decisions, measurements, dependencies and hand-offs for a specific process.
• Creates process flow or work flow diagrams.
• Documents types of process decisions and potential impact of each decision.
• Identifies and monitors common process bottlenecks.

Collaborating: Knowledge of collaborative techniques; ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a
constructive and collaborative manner.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Demonstrates experience participating in productive collaborative processes.
• Under guidance, initiates collaborative meetings.
• Assists in communicating shared goals with diverse groups and parties.
• Helps promote collaboration across generations, functions, regions, and levels.
• Helps solve business problems and meet business goals through collaborative processes.

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 Working Knowledge:
• Delivers helpful feedback that focuses on behaviors without offending the recipient.
• Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it for own communication effectiveness.
• Makes oral presentations and writes reports needed for own work.
• Avoids technical jargon when inappropriate.
• Looks for and considers non-verbal cues from individuals and groups.

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.

Project Management: Knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics; ability to plan, organize,
monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve
project objectives.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Provides input for Gantt or PERT charts or their equivalent to track project progress and status.
• Under guidance, plans and estimates simple projects.
• Assists in detailed project plans including cost, schedule, and resource requirements.
• Obtains information from stakeholders during the planning stage of a project.
• Produces standard project status reports.

Data Gathering and Reporting: Knowledge of tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data;
ability to practice them in a particular department or division of a company.
Level Working Knowledge:
• Detects and summarizes patterns in data and findings by producing simple reports.
• Assesses common problems and obstacles surrounding data-gathering.
• Customizes data fields to meet clients' needs.
• Interprets and explains results of a data-gathering initiative.
• Participates in projects to gather data for needs analysis.

Basic Qualifications

4-year degree

3-5 years progressive job experience

Top Candidates will also have

A technical focus in a four-year college or university degree is highly desirable.

Very effective interpersonal skills are required including team leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and strong analytical and organizational skills.

Additional Information

The location for this position is Mossville, IL

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

This position may 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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