When you are a Master Scheduler at Caterpillar, you will balance the material supply, production capacity so as to meet regular and urgent demand from customer timely, manage the scheduling at a cost effective basis as well as at a reasonable inventory level.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- To help execute a
production scheduling process that promotes efficiency and optimization of
resources/assets internally while retaining enough flexibility to ensure that
all customer needs are met in a timely and cost-conscious manner.
production plan to accommodate customer demand within practical production
capabilities and balances the often-conflicting objectives of employment
stability, efficient manufacturing and appropriate inventory levels to achieve
and coordinates these schedules with the
machine shop. Monitors
external issues which impact on scheduling concerns.
- Monitors the production
plan and modifies as needed to maintain acceptable product availability and
- Provides data, as
needed, for critical review by supply chain, and
factory managers, explaining
why this plan provides the best solutions given conflicting objectives.
- In addition, provides support for multiple
project teams working with Supply Chain Performance and Planning groups to
ensure robust capacity and constraint management is used in the development of
master production plans.
Allocates product in short supply based on forecasts, large project
requirements, special customers, etc.
- Provides subject matter expertise to
project teams addressing supply constraints.
- Coordinates with Scheduling, Planning,
Operations and other Logistics areas the best
customer availability date based on available plant resources.
- Contacts Operations management to obtain
earlier promise dates and suggests other alternatives (subcontract, deviations,
tool room, etc.) necessary to meet effective dates.
- Reviews and reacts to changes released
by Engineering and Manufacturing and reviews documents including Serial Numbers,
Effective Date Changes, Parts Status Notices, etc.
- Reviews current scheduling methods and
procedures, considers recurring problems, and develops or suggests improved
methods and procedures as necessary.
Top candidates will also have:
Knowledge of various engineering, manufacturing and/or maintenance standards and practices and various Caterpillar systems.
Ability to use a variety of computer software packages.
Familiar with company policies and procedures with a strong department background.
Able to build strong relationships with various stakeholders.
Able to be in frequent contact with people outside of work group to give or obtain information. It is important for jobholder to express themselves clearly.
Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for
this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa
status; however, 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