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Production Scheduler

Posted: 02/11/2024

Job Summary:

At Caterpillar’s Decatur, IL facility, we manufacture and assemble large mining and construction equipment. In this role as a Production Scheduler, you will report to the Manager Production Scheduling and will be primarily responsible for accurately managing material demand through the monthly S&OP planning cycle for the OHT & WTS production machines.  Additionally, you will manage OHT & WTS attachment demand.  You will work closely with Decatur’s operations, product group, engineering, and material requirements teams and will often have to manage material demand based on product group, customer, & demand requirements at the Decatur factory. As a member of the Supply Chain team, you will need to have a growth mindset, promote continuous improvement, and help build a defect-free culture. We have a fabulous team that does some of the most exciting work at Caterpillar, and we can’t wait for you to join the team!

What you will do:

  • Responsible for coordinating with cross functional teams such as Operations & Supply Chain for preparing order management & schedules to fulfill product orders from the facility.
  • Multi-task and time management in order to meet business cycle scheduling timelines.
  • Monitors the production plan and modifies as needed to maintain acceptable product availability and schedule adherence to meet customer delivery date expectations.  Assists in the development of a plan and business case for critical review by Product Managers, materials, and factory managers, explaining why this plan provides the best compromise to conflicting objectives.
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