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Controls Engineer Job

Date: Jun 30, 2022

Location: Columbus, MS, US, 39701

Company: PACCAR

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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 also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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!


PACCAR Engine Company's $400 million engine manufacturing and technology facility in Columbus, Mississippi began production in late 2010.  The 12.9L engines produced at the Mississippi plant will be PACCAR Engine Company's most fuel-efficient and highest-technology diesel engines.  PACCAR Engine Company is excited about this superb site and the opportunities it provides to PACCAR Engine Company, our customers, dealers, supplier partners and the people of the State of Mississippi.

Requisition Summary

Supports electrical and automation control systems development and troubleshooting Plant-wide. Design and implement controls improvements to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Designs and implements modifications to existing electrical system which includes robotics, automation equipment and CNC machines
  • Solicits bids, selects contractors, and coordinates activities with internal departments
  • Ensures projects are completed within budget and on schedule, ensuring that the vendors follows all Paccar Inc safety requirements
  • Coordinates and supervises major maintenance, emergency repairs, and corrective actions on equipment and facilities
  • Maintains necessary records and documentation, preparing management reports as necessary
  • Implement and maintain computerized PLC and CNC
  • Continuous improvement working with IT department and integrated process monitoring systems
  • Follow plant’s standards for filing and maintaining documentation per ISO standards.  Maintains up-to date machine design documentation for all machines.
  • Reviews engineering designs for manufacturing feasibility and recommends changes as necessary
  • Prepare, manage and implement capital budget projects.  Support Six Sigma projects
  • Facilitate effective communication to plant management on project status

Qualifications & Skills

  • BSEE or equivalent Technical degree
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • Familiar with risk assessments and safety evaluation
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with the flexibility to adapt to conflicting requirements
  • Knowledge of city, state, and federal electrical codes required.  Knowledge of mechanical and safety codes preferred
  • Knowledge of Profibus, Profisafe, Safety Integrated, and ASI-Bus
  • PLC programming using Siemens TIA Portal
  • CNC programming using Siemens Step-7 Powerline, Solutionline and HMI advance
  • Demonstrated ability to create and interpret electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics and ladder diagrams, function block diagrams, STL to effectively trouble shoot systems
  • Exceptional computer literacy.  Microsoft and AutoCAD desired
  • Hands on experience with equipment controls

Additional PACCAR Website Information

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

Additional Internal Information

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

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

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



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