Caterpillar – New Product Introduction Project Schedule Coordinator

JOB PURPOSE:

To manage project schedules for New Product Introduction (NPI) at NLR facility, and assist with NPI management and activities:

  1. Review NPI project schedules in Primavera Project Planning (P3) software and run weekly updates to determine what activities need focus. Prepare presentation for review with NPI Mgr. and larger team.
  2. Run P3 software in meetings with project managers and their teams and update schedule as they advise.
  3. Communicate with various teams to get updates on scheduled activities.
  4. Work with NPI Program Mgr. to assist with occasional NPI-related activities such as:
    • Running system reports utilizing web-based tools and MS Excel to determine material availability
    • Using engineering drawing and modeling systems to determine parts required for certain tasks
    • Meet to review build progress on shop floor, and update spreadsheets to track progress for presentation to management
    • Communicate with Supply Chain and Logistics teams to coordinate shipment of material
    • Work with manufacturing engineers during prototype and pilot builds to assist with production

JOB DUTIES:

  • Review NPI Project schedules in Primavera Project Planning (P3) software and run weekly updates to determine what activities need focus.
  • P3 user skills can be taught by Project Success Organization (PSO), knowledge of project schedules or prior experience with P3 or Microsoft Project is a plus.
  • Will get trained by PSO how to run updates and manage schedule in P3 software and how to run weekly updates. Knowledge of what activities need focus will come from experience working with NPI Mgr. and teams.
  • Prepare presentation for review with NPI Mgr. and larger team.
  • Existing format just needs updating and tweaking on a weekly basis.
  • Will need to work with NPI Mgr. and teams to get updates.
  • Run P3 software in meetings with project managers and their teams and update schedule as they advise.
  • Numerous meetings will consist of the NPI Mgr. discussing activities and tasks with a team, and then make changes to the schedule in P3 real-time with the team present to review the schedule.
  • Position is 80-90% tied to NPI activities, but other project managers at the plant will need project schedule meetings, reports and updates as well.

Goals:

  • Knowledge of project schedules, preferably use of P3 or Microsoft Project.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Skilled at using computer systems
  • Thorough with task assignments & follow-up
  • Demonstrate strong people and communication skills.

NEXT STEPS:

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All applicants will be reviewed and screened based on the above qualifications.

SCHEDULE:

  • Position has traditionally been full-time 7:30-4:00 M-F w/ 30 min. lunch break.
  • If full-time, hours can be flexed provided no pre-scheduled meetings are missed, and weekly updates are done and ready to be shared.
  • If part-time is preferred, position is able to be tailored to accommodate certain days off. For example, 3 days at 8-10 hrs. each is acceptable. However, once setup, work hours must be stable from week-to-week to accommodate repeating meetings.
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