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Data Scientist

Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2020

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Job Description



Caterpillar takes a system view of the life of our products. We design and manufacture them for multiple lives. Our dealers support and service them to maximize their value to the customer. We remanufacture them at the end of their serviceable life to deliver the next generation of value. Our industry-leading engineering and manufacturing expertise, large field population, and world-class dealer organization make this possible. This total life cycle approach allows us to provide sustainable solutions that help our customers build a better world.


We have been remanufacturing our products since 1972 and are considered the world's largest remanufacturing company. For more information about Cat Reman, please visit


Caterpillar Remanufacturing currently has an opening for a Data Scientist supporting the Mossville, IL facility. This position will use quantitative methods such as business simulations, data mining, and advanced statistical techniques to solve problems. The Data Scientist contributes to this mission by leveraging his or her quantitative analysis, data management, modeling and/or data visualization skills as an individual contributor to project teams tasked with solving business problems.


Job responsibilities to include but not limited to:

Caterpillar uses quantitative techniques to solve problems. Typical problems include maximizing OPACC through improvements in Inventory Costs, Material Costs, NPI costs, etc…; recommending the optimal supplier for a part; identifying sales, rental, and service opportunities for Caterpillar dealers; and developing simulation/optimization capabilities to model a new facility or product feature. In addition, analytics experts also provide assistance to high-profile enterprise-wide projects such as the Engineered Value Chain. The principal responsibility of the Data Scientist is to be an independent contributor to multi-person analytic teams. This position has a depth of knowledge in quantitative analytic methods, data management, and or associated digital technologies suitable to handle all but the most complex issues. Data Analysts are expected to be familiar with the company’s processes, products, and organization, as well as its customers, competitors, and stakeholders. Work is typically directed by a direct supervisor, project or team lead through a review of results. Decisions on routine, medium risk issues that may affect the project team, suppliers or internal customers may be made by this position. Challenges include meeting expectations in delivering results, learning to refine solutions to better fit complex situations, making timely decisions, and communicating effectively with all project stakeholders.

The Data Scientist also mentors and develops the capabilities and organizational knowledge of more junior data scientists and associates.

The Data Scientist demonstrates thorough knowledge of statistical approaches, data management techniques, and/or related digital technologies, and the ability to handle complex issues. The incumbent demonstrates very good communication and presentation skills, being able to explain conclusions to customers who have limited knowledge and experience with quantitative analytical methods. As an individual contributor on teams, they should also exhibit strong initiative and teamwork skills, and a comprehensive knowledge of Caterpillar Inc., its products and services; its internal systems, processes, and procedures; and the external environment in which it competes.


Basic Qualifications:

* 2 -4 years of job related analytics experience such as statistics, economics, coding, and/or mathematics.

* Highly proficient applying python and/or R (NumPy, SciPy, pandas, etc) programming to solve business challenges

* Experience with Data Visualization tools like Python,Tableau or PowerBI.

* Experience deploying data analytics applications to users


 Top Candidates Will Also Have:

·       Bachelor Degree (in statistics, economics, mathematics, or a similar field with quantitative coursework) 

·       Proficient with MS Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint 

·       Highly skilled in statistics packages like SAS, SPSS, or Minitab

·       Experience working with Agile processes

·       Previous program/ project management leadership skills

·       Must demonstrate strong leadership and initiative 

*      Experience working in a software development environment using Git
*      Deploying software with CI/CD tools such as GitHub Actions, Azure Devops, Jenkins, Circle Ci etc.

·       Strong interpersonal skills 

·       Ability to communicate effectively 

·       Proficient working with a variety of Caterpillar Data Sources

·       Prior Caterpillar experience and Reman product knowledge

·       Experience working with aws cloud services such as S3, EC2, SageMaker, SnowFlake, ECR, Batch

·       Experience working with a data pipeline framework such as Airflow, Dagster, Kedro

Additional Information:

This position will have the option of working in Mossville or US remote.

Occasional travel - less than 10%

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


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


Relocation assistance is offered for this position. 

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Oct 13, 2020


United States

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