Caterpillar, Inc. Distribution Supervisor - 2nd or 3rd Shift in Denver, Colorado

Distribution Supervisor - 2nd or 3rd Shift


Moving material makes the world’s work possible.

Caterpillar customers and their equipment are hard at work in every corner of the globe, and they can’t afford to slow down or stop. They need our machines, engines and parts to do the world’s work. That’s what our logistics team makes possible—using the latest digital, analytics and data forecasting tools to move material where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. Want to join this process-driven, results-oriented group?

The Product Support & Distribution Division currently has an opening for a 2nd or 3rd Shift Distribution Supervisor located in our Denver, CO facility. As a Distribution Supervisor, you supervise hourly personnel in the receipt, processing, packaging, storage, order filling and shipment of parts to Caterpillar dealers, Distribution Centers and Regional Distribution Centers to support the end users of Caterpillar equipment. The successful candidate will also be responsible for writing and updating Standard Work as well as Safe Job Procedures and performing SFMEAs. Additionally, this person will assume the role of the local Safety lead and work closely with Regional EHS.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring parts inventory is received, processed, picked, packed, and shipped in a safe, efficient, accurate, and timely manner

  • Responding to dealer calls and making immediate decisions to resolve the issue

  • Contributing to the development of an effective work force by assigning, directing and motivating employees to conform, defined and documented processes

  • Providing necessary on the job training

  • Improving productivity and quality by taking ownership of the process

  • Leading teams working on problem resolution and process improvement

  • Maintaining high employee morale by ensuring basic elements of work discipline are delivered

  • Conducting daily Safety meetings and observing employees for unsafe behavior, and correcting behavior through counseling

  • Preparing and maintaining necessary paperwork for hourly payroll and attendance records

  • Limited travel required (Less than 5% of working time)

  • Standard Work author

  • Ensuring Safe Job Procedures are updated and reviewed accordingly

  • Performing Safety FMEAs on both current and new processes

  • Partners with other members of Management team in implementation of changes needed to develop a sustained culture of safety first

  • Coordinates implementation of Continuous Improvements ideas relating to safety

  • Chairs ZIP steering committee for facility and takes a lead role in defining and executing the facility safety vision

  • Represents facility on safety committees and special project within Caterpillar


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 3 years of warehouse operations experience

  • 1 years of supervisor and/or team lead experience

  • Previous experience with operating, purchasing, parts ordering and/or inventory management systems

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Certified green belt in more than one 6 Sigma project

  • Strong CPS (Caterpillar Production System) knowledge

  • Previous experience participating in or leading safety teams/projects

  • Familiarity with authoring standard work

  • Ability to create Safe Job Procedures and manage the entire process

  • Understanding of Safety FMEAs

  • Strong leadership, initiative and people skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to go off-shift and/or relocate as supervisor, assistant manager, etc. as needed to continue development

This opening is for a second or third shift position.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

Job Logistics

Primary Location United States-Colorado-Denver

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

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Req ID: 180009E9