Program Coordinator II
Caterpillar 1,710 reviews - Mossville, IL

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This position is the role of a fully capable project management professional. The incumbent has project management experience. He/she manages projects that have some R&D value, are moderately complex in nature, and will require some supervision. This is a staff position that requires a foundational understanding of program and project management tools & processes. The incumbent will have the ability to facilitate project teams, will lead chartering sessions with assistance, will develop network diagrams, and will help lead integration & compression sessions. Work assignments may be specialized in nature but may also require some coordination between other staff personnel needed for larger and more complex programs.

Specific work assignments may be as follows: Coordinate with Program Managers in scheduling and support program control meetings & compression sessions. Incumbent has the ability to make schedule changes/corrections during control meetings and compression sessions. Supports Program Manager in facilitating update meetings, maintains program level issues/action logs, program work plans, and program cost tracking.

Creates accurate and detailed schedules with occasional follow-up by Program Management Supervisor. The incumbent captures project information, and with periodic assistance from the project team interprets, identifies relationships between activities, analyzes data from schedule updates, and works with project team members to resolve logic errors. Helps explain changes due to updates; will occasionally recommend actions to resolve schedule problems, and updates plan accordingly based on actions taken by team to resolve schedule problems.

Conduct detail-planning meetings with some supervision. The incumbent possesses the ability to work with functional areas to develop their detailed activities and schedule. Provides recommendations to project team needed to increase accuracy of program and project schedules, provides guidance to team in understanding and following program and project management standard processes, and works daily with team members to emphasize the importance of the program schedule to be successful in implementing on time, within cost, and at the required quality targets.

The incumbent must be able to interpret and transfer work breakdown structure (WBS) into project management software. May create report packages and communicate or post program or project status, may also include maintenance of a program website.


The position requires deep knowledge of company policies and processes. A four-year college or university degree or equivalent experience is also required. A degree with a technical focus is highly desirable. In addition, three to five years of progressive job-related experience in Program Coordination, Information Technology, Project Management, or NPI are typically required. Should have project management knowledge creating detailed work plans within a PM software (Primavera P6 strongly preferred, but strong MS Project experience will be considered) including duration based activities, resource forecasts, and scope. Very effective interpersonal skills are required including team leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and strong analytical and organizational skills. Previous Green Belt experience is a plus.

Unposting Date


Feb 8, 2013, 12:59:59 AM

Primary Location


United States-Illinois-Mossville-MOSSTCTR01-Tech Ctr Building A-IL-US



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