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Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Algona, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.
Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquartered in Algona, WA. Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium- and heavy-duty truck parts sold under Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company’s truck divisions and PACCAR Parts service parts division with high quality components, subassemblies, and specialized services. Dynacraft has production facilities in Algona, WA, Louisville, KY and McKinney, TX.

Requisition Summary

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, strives to be the premier supplier in product quality, on-time delivery, and pre-production support to PACCAR’s Kenworth and Peterbilt truck divisions and PACCAR Parts. The Assistant Plant Manager reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for assisting in the development of the strategic direction for the Plant in support of Dynacraft’s vision and goals as well as supporting the Truck Plants and Aftermarket Customer requirements.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure local compliance with Dynacraft quality programs and maintain quality standards per ISO and QS requirements.
  • Responsible for managing plant objectives including safety, quality, on-time delivery, timely product launches and profitability.
  • Develop and oversee Best in Class employee safety programs.
  • Manage and oversee the daily activities of supervisors, team leaders, office and operations specialists.
  • Manage manufacturing and shipping schedules to ensure on-time delivery of multiple, line-sequenced just-in-time product orders for the Peterbilt and Kenworth truck plants as well as aftermarket customers.
  • Partner with Human Resources to ensure appropriate hiring, orientation, training, performance reviews, counseling and disciplinary actions of employees.
  • Champion multiple Six Sigma projects.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Control monthly operating expenses and maintain necessary records and documentation.
  • Assist in devising, reviewing and implementing methods for improving productivity and efficiency.
  • Maintain effective communication with division office and serve, as needed, as liaison between departments to ensure maximum cost-savings and efficient manufacturing and distribution operations.
  • Manage logistics / returnable container deployment and administration.
  • Maintain effective communication with lateral organizations.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Leadership skills and ability to supervise employees.
  • Thorough understating of production facilities, assembly and distribution operations.
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Proficient in quality methods and process performance (e.g., statistical problem solving and process capability analysis, FMEA, Control Plans).


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, engineering or other appropriate field required.
  • Master's degree desired.
  • Six Sigma training strongly desired.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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