Quality Engineer (SG 24) - Nights Job

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Columbus, MS, US, 39701

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 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 in Columbus, Mississippi produces the best-in-class, state-of-the-art MX engine that power Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR MX engines bring a new level of innovation through quality, exceptional reliability, and proven performance. In more than 50 years, PACCAR has delivered over one million engines globally, providing innovative solutions and an unwavering commitment to superior performance. Join our best-in-class tea today through the following opportunity:

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Engine Company has an immediate opening for a Quality Engineer.

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Work closely with Machining and Assembly department personnel and provide engineering support with timely responses to problems being worked.
  • Identify root cause for problems that occur during the engine manufacturing process and work with appropriate organizational departments and / or suppliers to implement permanent corrective actions.
  • Develops or improves inspection methods to reduce measurement variation.
  • Completes and analyzes data for trends and facilitates improvement actions
  • Creates and maintains metrics for quality reporting.
  • Maintain a problem solving database.
  • Participates in or leads process improvement efforts such as:  5S, scrap reduction teams, defects per unit (DPU) reduction, and Kaizen events.
  • Assists with developing and conducting quality training programs and record maintenance.
  • Utilize effective communication and problem solving skills to foster an effective team environment which continually strives for improvements in safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency.

Qualifications & Skills


  • Four year degree required.  
  • Engineering Degree preferred. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Self-motivated team player that works well in a fast pace environment


Strongly Preferred:


  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Excellent technical, verbal, and written skills
  • Three to five years manufacturing/quality experience
  • General knowledge of manufacturing/machining principles
  • General knowledge of metrology/inspection principles
  • Familiar with GD&T, SPC, CMM, part layout and measurement
  • Knowledge and application of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • MBA or Master of Science Degree


U.S. Salaried Benefits for Job Postings - Adding a Benefits Section to Each Job Posting


PACCAR offers comprehensive benefits from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. As a U.S. Salaried PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:


  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans options for you and your family options.
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA).
  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%.
  • A fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs.
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more.
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time.


General Description of any Other Compensation


       •     This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.

       •     The shift premium for the Night shift is 8%.

       •     This position offers relocation assistance benefits.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus Mississippi

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