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1st Shift Material Planner (Logistics Support-2) - Athens, GA

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Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2020

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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 material deliveries, track information on suppliers including replenishment schedules, and monitor packaging quantities and usage. 
  • Prepare inventory reports and determine the quantity and order date for materials 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 purchased material is ordered, 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.   
  • May prepare receiving report and note record shortages and damaged materials.  Prepares and/or assembles required shipping documents. 
  • 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. 


Caterpillar is committed to excellence in all that we do. As a global, diverse technology leader, Caterpillar has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.  We are proud of who we are- thousands of people making progress possible around the world.

The Building Construction Products (BCP) Division is a global division of Caterpillar Inc. that employs several thousand employees located at facilities worldwide. BCP has production facilities in the U.S. (Clayton, N.C.; Sanford, N.C.; Athens, Ga), UK, China, India and Brazil. Products designed, manufactured, and distributed by BCP include skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders and small wheel loaders.  Athens, G.A. specifically produces mini hydraulic excavators and small track-type tractors; from fabrications to assembly producing a finished product.

BCP is proud to be a family friendly, flexible employer with a very competitive Total Rewards package.  Since 2013, Caterpillar BCP Division has consistently earned the Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) "Work-Life Seal of Distinction" for providing a wide variety of workplace policies, programs & practices that support employees across all major aspects of work-life integration. The Athens, G.A. facility was recently awarded the 2016 Georgia Large Manufacturer of the Year as well as the 2015 Safety Performance Award by the Georgia Association of Manufacturers.  The Athens, G.A. facility was also recognized by Caterpillar in 2014 by being awarded the Environmental Excellence Gold Award.



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.

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 manufacturing experience
  • Supply chain experience
  • Intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate proficiency in SAP
  • Production planning experience
  • Vendor management 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 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

EEO/AA Employer:  All qualified individuals - including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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Feb 28, 2020


United States