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Technology Project Team Leader (Distribution Automation)



IT, Operations
Morton, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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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.

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 Technology Project Team Leader (Distribution Automation), you will assist with managing multiple or complex engineering projects involving multiple functions, organizations, products, or value chains.

Additional Information:

  • Location: Morton, IL (United States)
  • Required Travel: 50% (Domestic/International)
  • Relocation Assistance Offered: No
  • Our team embraces flexibility through a hybrid work model. In addition to working onsite at our facility in Morton, IL, our hybrid work model allows employees the flexibility to work from home based on business need.

What You Will Do:

  • Assists with developing project scope to address business challenges and opportunities.
  • Coordinating resources across operations, purchasing, engineering, IT, and vendors.
  • Overseeing project progress and costs; communicating status with stakeholders and participating functional areas; addressing and resolving problems.
  • Directing project staffing; motivating and developing project team and team members.
  • Other duties as assigned by Caterpillar management from time-to-time.

What You Have (Basic Requirements):

  • Technical Excellence: Knowledge of a given technology and various application methods; ability to develop and provide solutions to significant technical challenges.
    • Advise others on the assessment and provision of all technical solutions.
    • Engages appropriate subject matter resources to effectively resolve technical issues.
    • Coaches’ others in promoting, defining, analyzing, and providing super technical solutions to business problems.
    • Provides effective solutions to moderate technical challenges through strong technical competence, effectively examining implications of events and issues.
  • Business Markets: Knowledge of existing and planned markets and market-related initiatives from the perspectives of the competition, the suppliers, the customer base, and the regulatory environment; ability to apply market knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
    • Develops objectives and strategies for a major market segment.
    • Analyzes market segments and niches within a major market.
    • Evaluates market data sources and key indicators.
  • Influencing through Expertise: Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to use these to deepen own expertise and impact or challenge decisions within and outside own organization.
    • Provides relevant, timely and objective subject matter/process expertise and key insight regarding multiple client business areas and affiliated fields.
    • Provides others with information, opportunities, or resources to develop their skills in the area of expertise.
  • 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.
    • Champions organization’s project management methodology, tools, and techniques.
    • Manages multiple high-risk, high-impact projects involving multiple stakeholders.
    • Monitors major projects for critical path and actual status versus planned.
    • Consults on project planning and management of high-risk, high-impact projects.
  • Requirement Analysis: Knowledge of tools, methods, and techniques or requirement analysis; ability to elicit, analyze, and record required business functionality and non-functionality requirements to ensure the success of a system or software development project.
    • Plays an active leading role in recording and strong requirement documents in various forms.
    • Ensures the successful completion of all major activities, tasks, and deliverables pertaining to the requirement analysis stage.
    • Produces detailed functional and information requirements models and documentation. Utilizes automated diagramming tools to ensure traceability of requirements.

What Will Set You Apart (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field
  • Project Management Certification (PMP).
  • Previous experience with manufacturing or logistics automation applications.
  • Prior experience with warehouse technology design and implementation.

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 17, 2024 - June 30, 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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