Data Scientist

Full time

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Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you’re joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts Distribution of Cat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurement and the design and manufacture of Wear Components (Undercarriage and Ground Engaging Tools) and Maintenance Components (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

We’re  committed  to our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We’re exploring new ideas and opportunities –  innovating  to discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow’s growth. 

Through it all, we are one team  – creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition. 

Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience

What You Will Do:

As an Entry-Level Data Scientist, you will leverage your quantitative analysis, data management, modeling and/or data visualization skills as an individual contributor to project teams tasked with solving business problems. This position is a part of the Caterpillar Inventory Management Research Team, which uses quantitative methods such as business simulations, data mining, and advanced statistical techniques to solve problems.

Specific job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Analytics-based research supporting project teams
  • Using programming languages such as Python, R, Dataiku or SAS and apply machine learning models to research solutions to business problems
  • Statistical modeling and analysis of Caterpillar and dealer parts demand & inventory
  • Improvement of existing and development of new inventory optimization techniques
  • Execution and analysis of inventory management simulations
  • Ad-hoc data analysis, data processing, and data visualization
  • Developing/refining large-scale solutions to fit complex situations in multiple unique environments
  • Building familiarity with Inventory Management system functionality and parts management practices
  • Effective communication of complex concepts and solutions to stakeholders & internal customers

What You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Data Science, Business Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Business, or Related Degree Program with quantitative and technically challenging coursework
  • Minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0/4.0 (no rounding).
  • Graduation date between May 2023 through June 2024

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Knowledge of basic statistical approaches and/or data management techniques
  • Background in data science software such as Python or R utilizing machine learning models and/or deep learning (AI)
  • The ability to communicate effectively verbally with digital media or PowerPoint
  • The ability to effectively communicate concepts using data visualization
  • Enthusiasm for big data processing, research, analytics, and problem solving
  • Teamwork, initiative, and interpersonal skills
  • Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information:

  • Location: Morton, IL
  • Required Travel: 10% or less
  • This position offers relocation assistance.
  • Our team embraces flexibility through a hybrid work model. In addition to working onsite at our facility in Morton, IL, our hybrid work model allows employees to work from home based on business need.
  • Start Date: Please note, the start date for this position will be April through June 2024.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website .


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