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Date: Jun 28, 2019

Location: Kirkland, 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 performs assembly, light manufacturing and distribution for PACCAR truck plants and the aftermarket. For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided high quality components, subassemblies and specialized services. Dynacraft’s manufacturing facilities are located in Algona, WA, Louisville, KY, and  McKinney, TX.

Requisition Summary

Dynacraft is looking for a resident engineer to support our current product. We need an energetic, creative engineer to help improve our product and service offerings. This position is responsible for maintaining business in support of Dynacraft goals and objectives, and will coordinate efforts across several business disciplines. The ability to develop and maintain excellent customer relationships, while demonstrating strong leadership and project management skills are required to be successful. The ideal candidate is experienced in manufacturing, is proactive in taking action to lead quality improvements and will have demonstrated success in making lasting improvements.  Fact-based decision making is a requirement for success.   This candidate will spend three days each week at the Yarrow Bay location and two days in Algona, WA.  

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Located in Yarrow Bay (WA) and Algona (WA); reports to the Dynacraft Resident Engineering Supervisor
  • Provides technical support to customer engineers for Dynacraft products
  • Model designs for both customers and Dynacraft proprietary products on Pro-Engineer
  • Develop and maintain assembly drawings on truck related components
  • Develop bills of material, labor estimates and product cost estimates
  • Conduct product qualification testing and prepare test schedules, and reports  
  • Resolve issues related to quality or manufacturing
  • Must work with suppliers to find the best performing products while reducing costs


  • Previous experience with Pro-E or equivalent solid modeling systems
  • Excellent teamwork philosophy; including oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to be creative and find unique solutions to keep Dynacraft competitive in all product and service offerings while leveraging Dynacraft’s competitive advantages/core competencies to drive growth
  • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively, while meeting non-negotiable deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer skills
  • Attention to detail with a “big picture” focus  
  • Strong leadership skills, emphasizing continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques to solve complex technical problems
  • In depth Truck/automotive product knowledge desirable
  • Some travel required.


  • Four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Six Sigma training strongly desired
  • Project Management training strongly desired
  • 1 to 4 years of experience desired in a manufacturing environment

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Resident Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering, Automotive

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