Engineering Supervisor- Reliability

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Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

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 power trains, 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!


Division Information

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.


This position is based at Peterbilt’s Division office in Denton, Texas, where we have been headquartered since 1980. In Denton, we have manufactured, supported, and distributed over 1 million trucks. Our employees take great pride in our products. We are recognized as a premier employer and valued partner in the local community.

Requisition Summary

Peterbilt Motors Company is seeking a Reliability Engineering Supervisor to lead a team of Reliability Engineers in supporting product development by using analysis and test tools to provide recommendations to design engineers and continued improvement of reliability tools.


This role offers professional development and access to global opportunities in a challenging, high-performance environment with the opportunity to grow your expertise and be recognized among your peers.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Supervise all work produced by department members, delegate assignments appropriately, and provide feedback and guidance to subordinates to improve work quality and personal performance
  • Ensure timeliness and quality of the group’s output, including reliability projections, warranty searches, Weibull analyses, reliability system enhancements, FMEA & DVP facilitation, and training
  • Mentor systems engineers in the principles of reliability engineering, reliability growth, reliability modeling and reliability prediction
  • Collaborate with system/property owners to set top down reliability and durability targets starting from systems to sub-systems to parts for new vehicles
  • Coordinate internal and external simulation and test resources, including other PACCAR divisions
  • Support product development by simulating design concepts and analyzing impacts on system performance by using tools like FTA, RBD
  • Validate system breakdowns by correlating models to test data
  • Deliver Weibull analysis reports with clear recommendations and proposals for improvements to engineering teams
  • Develop, improve, and present reliability training material to design and manufacturing engineering teams
  • Participate in PACCAR’s Global Reliability Expertise Group
  • Present plans for reliability improvements for systems and components to management for approval
  • Provide technical leadership in the creation and evolution of a roadmap for vehicle reliability and durability to support new product development
  • Up to 10% travel may be required

Skills / Competencies

  • 7+ years of engineering experience related to reliability or design quality testing
  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Reliability Engineering is preferred
  • CRE certification from ASQ is preferred
  • Experience with statistical analysis software, such as Minitab required
  • Experience with CAD software: Creo/Windchill/WRR (Windchill Risk and Reliability suite) preferred
  • Must be able to teach, coach, administer and facilitate FMEA, DVP and Control Plans
  • Experience with using DFSS tools; DFSS Black Belt certification is preferred
  • Solid understanding of mechanical/electro-mechanical systems in motor vehicles, mechatronic systems analysis, engines, and software impacts
  • Ability and desire to learn new tools and stay updated with the latest technological advancements in the industry. Background in the automotive or heavy truck industry is preferred.
  • Ability to build cooperation among individuals and departments and share information and resources to achieve goals of internal and external customers
  • Effective analysis and project management skills
  • Excellent engineering judgment
  • Effective communication, presentation, and technical writing skills
  • Demonstrate initiative, flexibility, the ability to manage workloads, and the willingness to respond to shifting timelines and project demands

General Description of Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 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
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short- and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWIN), Veterans Group, Peterbilt Black Organization for Leadership and Development (B.O.L.D), and LGBTQ+ Advocate support group.



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