Temporary Unit Manager - Machining Nights 23 Job

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Date: Jan 29, 2024

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 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

Direct team members of a large manufacturing area to attain the maximum product quality and customer satisfaction.

Successful candidate must be willing to work multiple shifts, i.e., day, evening, and/or night, as needed.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

Direct team members of a large manufacturing area to attain the maximum product quality and customer satisfaction.

  • Supports the training, motivation and safety of High Performance Work Team members and representatives.
  • Distributes work assignments to team members/representatives in accordance with the production objectives.
  • Responsible for meeting daily production goals, including safety, quality, scrap, labor efficiency, housekeeping.
  • Initiates personnel actions including performance evaluations, promotions, transfers, disciplinary measures, etc., in accordance with PEC values, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Prepares meaningful reports/analysis for management.
  • Lead and partcipate in process improvement efforts such as: PPS which includes 5S, effective corrective actions for repetitive quality issues, PQI initiatives, line damage audits, scrap reduction teams, gatekeeper program, defects per unit (DPU) reduction, Kaizen events, and outsourcing opportunities.
  • Supports new production implementations.
  • Engages associates in goals, continuous improvements, projects, etc.

Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. degree preferred
  • 3-5 years manufacturing experience in a team environment.
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt trained preferred.
  • Flexibility to work any shift required.
  • Long-term leadership goals for executive leadership.
  • Possess data driven problem solving skills with the ability to function equally well as a team leader.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Proven ability to work in a self-directed environment is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required; SAP experience a plus.

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.

         •     This position offers relocation assistance benefits.



Additional Information

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


Nearest Major Market: Columbus Mississippi

Job Segment: Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma, Machinist, Business Process, Temporary, Management, Manufacturing, Contract

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