Communications Specialist


About Caterpillar:

Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world – making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. 

With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Brooklyn Park, MN

What does it mean to live the Caterpillar Experience?

It means you play a part in building a better world. You contribute to a winning culture—a spirit of accountability—that has driven change on every continent for more than 90 years. To work with us is a commitment to improve sustainability, invent for the digital age and innovate in order to bring solutions to millions of people. Sure, you work for Caterpillar. But more importantly, you work for the good of your career, your family, your community and your world.

As a company, we will take on every challenge that faces us, just as we have in the past. We will continue to lead in our industries because of employees like you. You’re here on purpose, with a purpose. Your work builds the world. You build what matters.

We have a great opportunity for you to do the work that matters as a Communications Specialist on our Brooklyn Park, MN team. In this part time role, you will primarily support communications for Caterpillar Paving operations with additional support for Paving product group. You will provide critical work in communicating strategy, change management, facility daily communications and employee meetings in addition to other areas. You can expect to continuously consult with facility and product group leadership as well as other key process owners on opportunities for communication, messaging and communication vehicles and to positively impact overall facility employee engagement.

As the Communications Specialist, you can expect to:

  • Deliver on communications assignments that are often broad, complex, time sensitive and challenging in nature 
  • Gain an understanding of Caterpillar, the Earthmoving Division and Paving Products business while becoming increasingly familiar with the company’s processes, systems and methodologies, as well as customer needs. 
  • Deliver results through learning to consider alternative courses of actions, making timely decisions and developing your communication skills 
  • Develop newsletter articles, maintain the website and facility digital monitors. 
  • Write video scripts, develop presentations and facilitate internal all-employee meetings. 
  • Execute communication plans for a variety of local initiatives including multiple communications activities both internally and/or externally and managing several non-repeating projects through completion. 
  • Support external communications that may include community outreach activities, managing local media relations and providing liaison with Corporate Public Affairs where necessary.

The successful candidate must bring (Basic Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, or related field, from an accredited college or university. Equivalent relevant experience (4 years) may be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree. 
  • At least two years’ experience in a Communications or related role

Top Candidates will also bring:

  • Demonstrated ability to execute communications to the facility through several different vehicles. 
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly learn, Caterpillar policies, practices and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective Communications practitioner and consultant. 
  • Demonstrated big picture thinking that drives efficiency and stronger communication that impact employee engagement. 
  • Demonstrated ability to coach leaders on messaging. 
  • Strong organization skills 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Technical competence in the field of communications, including writing skills and experience.
  • Excellent team working skills to develop working relationship with others across the division.
  • Knowledge of, and a continuous intellectual curiosity toward, latest communications-related technology

Additional information:

  • This is position requires a minimum of 20 hours and a maximum of 32 hours per week.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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