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1st Shift Logistics Support-2 - Athens, GA

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Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 14, 2019

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Job Description


While working at Caterpillar Inc., you will work in an environment that supports excellence. You will support your team in efforts of continuous improvement. Under limited direction, performs a variety of logistic support activities in the areas of logistics planning, materials planning, and packaging analysis and other duties as assigned. Typically reports to a supervisor. 

Job duties may include: 

  • Plan for supplier outbound rack and container shipments, track information on suppliers including replenishment schedules, and monitor packaging quantities and usage. 
  • Prepare inventory reports and determine the quantity and order date for racks and containers needed to meet the master production schedule. 
  • Initiate purchase or production requisitions as appropriate. 
  • Create and review procedures for distribution and inventory management to maximize customer satisfaction and minimize cost. 
  • Ensures racks and containers are shipped and delivered to meet scheduled build requirements while maintaining appropriate inventory levels. 
  • Use of multiple Caterpillar information systems to track and plan for material, inventory, and shipping.   
  • Prepares and/or assembles required shipping documents, including BOL’s. 
  • Investigate and resolve receiving discrepancies and notify appropriate personnel of results or required actions. 
  • Analyze product workflow and develops logistics plans that affect production, distribution, and inventory. Creates and reviews procedures for distribution and inventory management. 
  • May communicate with suppliers daily to expedite, stop, or change the delivery of materials. 
  • May rotate to various positions within the Job Function area to perform related activities. 
  • Root cause corrective action
  • Follows and utilizes CPS principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, and Standard Work. 
  • Maintain controls, layouts and processes for rack storage.


 Are you ready to build what matters?  Build More Than Machines. Build a Career. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-year degree (current enrollment in an accredited 4-year college degree program at a Junior level status is considered equivalent to a 2-year degree)  or 2 years of related experience in Materials Operations, Packaging or Planning.
  • Intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) in Microsoft Excel.
  • At least 2 years of Supplier Management experience is required.
  • At least 2 years of Supply Chain experience is required.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods
  • Ability to perform repetitive operations
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

Top Candidates will also have:

  • At least 2 years of logistics experience
  • Intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) in Microsoft Office Word and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate proficiency in SAP
  • Production planning experience
  • SmarTrack system experience
  • Project management experience
  • Inventory control experience

Additional information:  Resumes are highly encouraged for all applicants.  This is an hourly position with an entry wage of $22.77/hour in Athens, GA.  No relocation benefits are available.   Hours are M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

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Nov 14, 2019


United States