New Product Launch Engineer Job

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: Chillicothe, OH, US, 45601-8829

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

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.

Requisition Summary

Provides support to Kenworth Chillicothe new product launch readiness focusing on making the facility ready for smooth implementation of new product changes and model launches.   This support focuses on all aspects of new product implementation including materials, material handling, product engineering, quality control, manufacturing engineering, and production.  Required project management skills and outstanding communication skills will be essential.  Other key skills required relate to process improvement, making recommendations to improve production efficiency, enhance process capability, and reducing manufacturing costs.

Shift varies depending on product launch.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

•    Must create and provide status update reports to management on daily, weekly, monthly timetables as required to ensure clear communication
•    Must exhibit the ability to reduce broad and complex information into actionable plans with responsibility and timing
•    Must possess ability to interact cohesively between multiple departments, divisions, plants, suppliers, and management support teams
•    Must be able to set goals and accomplish through independent self-direction, as well as with teams
•    Must set complimentary short-term, mid-term and long-term goals with clear plans of action and accountability to support
•    Must have ability to strategically analyze and identify resource needs to ensure the success of plant readiness for new product launches
•    Must desire to advance personal development and contribute to continuous improvement of processes
•    Actively participate in and support cost reduction, warranty reduction, Six Sigma, internal audit, and other plant initiatives.
•    Shift varies depending on product launch, must be able to flex shift as needed. 
•    Other duties as assigned


•    Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent Engineering degree required.
•    Strong project management skills
•    Strong problem solving
•    Strong written/verbal communication skills

Physical Requirements
Must meet physical requirements of the position with or without accommodations.


Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent Engineering degree required.

Additional Job Board Information

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


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