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

Location: Athens, GA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 15, 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: 

  • Manage the Athens Owned Custom Rack Process:
    • Conduct cycle counts with suppliers and the Athens team
    • Identify damaged racks and group for repairs
    • Work with Packaging Engineers to determine if we repair onsite vs. ship to suppliers
    • Develop and execute phased repair plans
      • Initiate purchase or production requisitions as appropriate. 
      • Prepares and/or assembles required shipping documents, including BOL’s
    • Track data to identify root causes and trends
  • Execute Annual Rack Cycle Count
    • Investigate and resolve discrepancies; notify appropriate personnel of results or required actions. 
    • Conduct Root Cause Corrective Action Analysis
  • Manage Onsite Repair Process
    • Schedule and execute onsite repairs
    • Ensure PO’s are issued, tracked, and closed out in a timely manner
    • Work with Packaging Engineers to develop standard work for simple repairs.
    • Additionally, procure supporting components; and maintain appropriate levels of bolts, hinges, and dunnage material to support repairs.
  • May rotate to various positions within the Job Function area to perform related activities. 
  • Follows and utilizes CPS principles of 5S, Continuous Improvement Idea Reporting, Waste Elimination, and Standard Work. 


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

Watch our video to see our Athens Team build top-of-the-line excavators and tractors.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-year degree or 3 years of direct experience in Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics or Manufacturing
  • Intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

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 3 years of manufacturing experience
  • Intermediate proficiency (Basic skills/knowledge. Capable of functioning independently) in Microsoft Office Word
  • Intermediate proficiency in SAP
  • Production planning experience
  • SmarTrack system experience
  • Project management experience
  • Inventory control experience
  • Excellent communication skills and able to operate independently. Able to facilitate communication across multiple teams to develop, implement and execute repair schedules

Additional information:  Resumes are highly encouraged for all applicants.  This is an hourly position with an entry wage of $23.23/hour in Athens, GA.  No relocation benefits are available.   Hours are M-F, 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.

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.

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Oct 15, 2020


United States