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Controls Engineer Lead (SG 31/32) Job

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76207-2198

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!

Peterbilt Motors Company
On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilt's red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride.  Peterbilt has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer since the company's founding in 1939. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes Peterbilt the Class of the Industry.

Requisition Summary

This position will be responsible for the application, evaluation, development, installation, project management, commissioning, and system management of manufacturing industrial automation and control systems, which includes machinery and processes. Directs group’s efforts to align with product needs, safety requirements, plant operation’s needs, budget, and timing; under general supervision.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Leads or represents Manufacturing Engineering on equipment/process/product development and enhancement projects.
  • Identifies and implements continuous improvement initiatives for equipment.
  • Serves as mentor to other Controls Engineers and Technicians within group.
  • Evaluates and recommends vendors, components, and equipment for changes to manufacturing processes.
  • Prepares and implements complex layouts and studies of plant equipment control systems.
  • Reviews engineering designs for equipment operation and recommends changes, as necessary.
  • Supports project MEs with technical resources and direction.
  • Supports Production by troubleshooting technical issues related to process and components.
  • Demonstrates professional and successful communication skills (verbal/written) with strong, effective interpersonal abilities.
  • Supports Production by participating in other duties as assigned to meet Production expectations.
  • Supports PACCAR Connected Manufacturing and Business Continuity efforts.
  • Must be able to support other group initiatives such as IT, Production, QA, and Corporate activities.
  • Leads plant projects and teams as well as teams from other PACCAR facilities across all areas.
  • Works weekends/holidays or non-shift hours and travels as required to support Production and project implementations.


  • Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Manufacturing Engineering or appropriate major required. 
  • Masters in Engineering/Business or PE preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability gained through 7 years of experience in related assignments (preferred), preferably possessing 2 to 3 years with PACCAR.
  • Experience implementing new equipment or products required.
  • Experience coordinating with and/or directing supplier/vendor activities required.
  • Experience with Inductive Ignition and Rockwell Factory Talk applications, including Studio 5000, FT View, RSLinx, and Ethernet/IP.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong cause-effect analytical abilities to solve problems


B.S. Mechanical/Electrical/Manufacturing Engineering degree or appropriate major required. 

MBA or Masters in Engineering preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).


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