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Supply Chain Planning Engineer



Morton, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Career Area:

Supply Chain and Logistics

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.

Our 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).

As the Supply Chain Planning Engineer with our Aftermarket Parts Distribution team you will support our dealers through the Parts Distribution network to get parts to our customers as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible. Our goal is to get the right part to the right place at the right time. We cover a wide variety of areas from demand planning and inventory management to dealer order support and receiving, storage, and shipping operations.

Additional Information:

  • Location: Morton, IL (United States)
  • Required Travel: 10% (Domestic)
  • Relocation Assistance Offered: No

What You Will Do:

  • Working independently as well as working effectively with diverse, multi-functional teams.
  • Gathering, analyzing, and reporting data on automation equipment performance, demand, and demand variability.
  • Gathering, analyzing, and reporting data about inbound and outbound functions throughout the automation equipment within the facility.
  • Completing capital project implementations for automation equipment improvements and upgrades, including procurement, installation, and place-into-service.
  • Maintain facility product slotting rules to align with inventory profile changes over time within automated systems.
  • Look for continuous improvement opportunities throughout the entire facility and make expert recommendations for process changes to improve results.
  • Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams targeting automation/facility improvements.
  • Collaborate with engineers globally to benchmark best practices and implement improvements.
  • Working with WMS (Warehouse Management Systems) to optimize setup for local business conditions.
    • Other duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time-to-time.

What You Have (Basic Requirements):

  • Business Process Improvement: Knowledge of business process improvement best practices and ability to use methods for identifying, evaluating, introducing, and implementing more efficient approaches to performing business related activities.
    • Analyzes business processes, identifies alternative solutions to outdated processes and assesses their feasibility.
    • Evaluates financial, cultural, technological, and other factors that need to be addressed.
    • Recommends new approaches that seek the use of advanced technology.
    • Works to overcome BPI resistance from managers, the labor force, and other groups.
  • Analytical Thinking: Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis; ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve these problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Utilizes preferred tools, techniques, and methods for estimating project cost and time.
    • Plans, estimates, staffs, organizes, and monitors significant projects.
    • Identifies risks and vulnerabilities; creates contingency plans.
    • Conducts regular and ad-hoc project reviews with project team, sponsors, and clients.
    • Maintains open communication among project participants and interested parties.
    • Communicates reporting requirements; creates monitoring and control mechanisms.
  • Logistics Management: Knowledge of logistics and management; ability to follow proper processes and run operations for effective and efficient movement of materials and finished products.
    • Manages logistics processes through process improvement, prioritization, and project planning.
    • Implements and maintains monitoring systems to provide information on shipment status, shipped date, in transit location, estimated arrival date, and actual delivery date.
    • Develops and analyzes logistics plans that affect production, distribution, and inventory.
    • Works with historical, legislative, and practical issues associated with domestic freight.

What You Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience with Dematic Automation implementation, automation report creation, automation metric reporting, and automation system management.
  • Experience with EWM Warehouse Management.
  • Previous experience with AutoCAD.

What You Will Get:

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. The total rewards package, beyond based salary includes:

  • Annual Incentive Bonus Plan*
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage starting Day 1
  • Paid Time Off Plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, etc.)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan including Company match.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Voluntary Benefits and Employee Discounts
  • Career Development

*Subject to annual eligibility an incentive plan guideline

About Caterpillar:

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.



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:

June 3, 2024 - June 16, 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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