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Section Manager Project Engineering for New Programs Job

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Columbus, MS, US, 39701

Company: PACCAR

Job Title: Section Manager – Project Engineering for New Programs (SG 25/31)

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 engines 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 team today through the following opportunity:


Requisition Summary This position will be responsible for supporting future Engine model introductions utilizing Project Engineers assigned to the Assembly process Primary responsibilities will include visualization and prioritization of Project Engineering Team activities, Project Engineering Team development, high-level reporting to the management team, and strategic planning to support PEC long-term growth and future Engine model introductions.


Job Functions & Responsibilities


  • Lead a team of project engineers responsible for implementing new engine programs at the plant
  • Lead and participate in multiple simultaneous engineering efforts for new product development projects
  • Lead analysis of new product design concepts, 3D models, and drawings for manufacturability       
  • Supervise creation and effective use of project schedules and budgets for new product introduction to PEC
  • Coordinate team’s efforts with manufacturing processes for new product, including coordination of process engineering documentation (SOPs, PFMEAs, control plans, layout studies, cycle time analyses, financial analyses, etc.)
  • Specify and procure new tools, equipment, packaging, and other resources prior to new product launch
  • Manage equipment commissioning and new product trial builds    
  • Implement process changes on time and in budget for new product launch
  • Lead the creation of training/mentorship programs for all new Project Engineers in Assembly
  • Lead the development of project engineering and production standard processes and guidelines
  • Support the PEC Management Team by clearly illustrating implementation schedules and quantifying risks
  • Support Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement projects for the Project Engineering Group in Assembly
  • Initiates personnel actions including performance evaluations, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary measures in accordance with PEC values, guidelines, and procedures


Qualifications & Skills Required


  • B.S. Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Preferred)
  • Experience with Visual Management/Project Management Tools
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent technical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a self-directed environment
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and influence others
  • Ability to work within deadlines to achieve goals




  • 5-7 years engine manufacturing experience
  • 3-5 years of (Project) Management experience
  • Experience in a simultaneous engineering project environment
  • Advanced degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • Knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies

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


U.S. Salaried Benefits for Job Postings 


PACCAR offers comprehensive benefits from the 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 plan options
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts
  • 401(k) with a dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • A fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus Mississippi

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