Caterpillar, Inc. Local Change Coordinator in Victoria, Texas

Local Change Coordinator


As a Local Change Coordinator at Caterpillar,you will perform staff functions, provide change management process leadership,employee technical assistance, employee education and training and detaildirection to Local Change Coordinators responsible for planning andimplementing product changes in the manufacturing process.

JobDuties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Global Change Coordinator to extend material into Special Application Product (SAP)

  • Extend all plant specific material to facility; Controls SAP Change Master Number effectivity dates for Product Design changes

  • Create, maintain, and communicate accurate change management data at both the local and corporate level through data entry in management information systems including the Engineering Data System (EDS) and SAP

  • Collaborate with Material Master Owner, Variant Configuration team, BOM Managers, Local Process Planners, Logistics Planning Engineers, Supply Chain Material Planners, NPI team members to provide timely release and implementation of new and changed Change Masters

  • Work effectively with diverse, cross-functional groups in order to execute the Material Master Process by understanding the integrated nature of SAP

  • Participate in CPPD (Concurrent Process & Product Design) meetings

  • Review and ensure the proper release of engineering information, exhausting of existing inventories and coordination with NPI Programs

  • Follow progress of major engineering releases and changes to resolve difficulties and provides guidance

  • Serve as an integral member of NPI teams to influence the timeliness of model effectivity and the impact on other programs

  • Participate with Commodity, Purchasing, and Product groups to determine the logical source of supply for product components and provides leadership with product groups and operations to expedite changes that impact product safety, liability, and customer satisfaction

  • Coordinate the efforts of the team of salaried employees responsible for processing engineering changes, establishing manufacturing effective dates and the timely scheduling of material to the factory

  • Oversee and coordinate priorities within each team and the efforts of the team - team is responsible for the proper establishment of manufacturing effective dates, checking the timely receipt of records prepared by product design and preparing distribution and maintenance of this engineering data

  • Manage the completion of its own work assignments and coordinates work with others

  • Serve as first level escalation for change master creation and changes issues and provides guidance to resolve problems

  • Coach leads from other Mach 1 process areas responsible for creating change masters (Local Process Planners, BOM Managers, Quality and VC team) when needed - system support as well as utilizing the communication template and SAP Workplace

  • Participate in projects as a team member or subject matter expert focused on those areas affecting the change master

  • Secondary role as SAP Power User

  • Participate in the engineering change governance process

  • Manage the completion of its own work assignments and coordinates work with others

  • Achieve key quality goals including Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Timeliness, Accuracy, Efficiency, Cost Savings, Process Quality, Internal Quality Certification, Class A Certification, Caterpillar Production Systems, etc.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to organize and direct the activities of other Local Change Coordinators

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible supply chain job experience, or cross functional experience in manufacturing engineering or design engineering.

  • Knowledge of Engineering Records, Manufacturing Releasing, Materials Scheduling, and Product Change Control procedures

  • Strong collaborative, interpersonal and negotiation skills in order to drive the Material Releasing process across multiple departments within a business division

  • Understand company policies and procedures and solid product knowledge

  • CPS Functional Job Role Qualified in Product Change Control, Material Planning Analyst or Logistics Planning Engineer

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Good oral and written communications skills

  • College or university degree

  • Product knowledge specific to the plant

  • Strong understanding of integrated supply chain or system process

  • Experience and knowledge of CPS supply chain principles

  • APICS, CPIM, or CSPC national Certification

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to creatively solve complex problems

Caterpillaris not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the futurerequire sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company,Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can befound through our employment website at ( ).

Job Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Primary Location United States-Texas-Victoria

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

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

Req ID: 180004QN