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Data Analyst

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Location: Lafayette, IN, United States
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2019

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Job Description




We create an inclusive and diverse work environment because different perspectives result in the best ideas.

The Product Support & Logistics Division currently has an opening for a Data Analyst in our Lafayette, IN facility.


Job duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


Lafayette Logistics Center strives to provide world class customer service to our customers while controlling cost in ever-changing business conditions.   

  • Use quantitative techniques to solve problems for the logistics business. Typical problems include identifying the cost tradeoffs between staffing and overtime cost; developing KPI metric reports; creating real-time trend monitoring tools to manage productivity within the warehouse; and providing and overview of business strengths, weaknesses, and risks at a glance. 

  • Move from learning and assisting others to learning to contribute independently. The Data Scientist II is expected to be familiar with the company’s processes, products, and organization.

  • Challenges include meeting expectations in delivering results, learning to consider alternative courses of actions, making timely decisions and developing communication skills.

  • Expect to have several assignments allowing them to gain experience on multiple analytical projects. They will be expected to apply theory and concept in the assigned area.

  • Job functions include data collection and analysis; development, validation, application, and refinement of statistical models; and analysis of the output from these quantitative models.

  • Demonstrates an expanded breadth of knowledge and the ability to handle basic analytic issues independently.

  • Demonstrates very good communication skills; above average planning and organization, teamwork, and decision-making skills; a strong concern for customers; and has basic knowledge of Caterpillar Inc., and its products and services.



Basic Qualifications:

  • An accredited 4-year degree in statistics, economics, mathematics, or a similar field with quantitative coursework

  • 3+ years of experience in MS Excel, Access, Word, and Power Point

  • 1+ years of demonstrated experience using data visualization packages like Tableau or Power BI

Top Candidates Will Also Have: 

  • Master’s degree in business analytics or similar field
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Able to work independently and identify opportunities based on analyzing current business conditions
  • Must have ability to communicate effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as with customers.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience at Caterpillar or similar industries
  • Familiarity with Caterpillar warehouse management and ordering systems
  • Portfolio of business insight tools that have led to business results in previous roles

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


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Dec 19, 2019


United States