PPAP Quality Engineer SG23

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Date: Jul 1, 2024

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76207-2198

Company: PACCAR

Note to all Internal Candidates

Internal candidates should notify their supervisor about job interests and applications upon submission. (Grade Level will be determined based upon related experience, skills, knowledge, and education.)

Company Information

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.

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.

Requisition Summary

The purpose of PACCAR’s Production Part Approval (PPAP) Process is to assure that purchased parts, components, and assemblies meet PACCAR drawings and specifications prior to the supplier’s shipment of production parts to PACCAR facilities.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • The PPAP Process includes mechanical inspections of parts and documentation of manufacturing and testing procedures
  • The PPAP process contains components of first article inspection or first piece setup inspection
  • Conduct dimensional inspection of PPAP sample components using surface Hand tools, plate inspection tools and CMM Equipment
  • Evaluation of testing results and supporting documentation of PPAP samples to determine conformance to PACCAR PPAP requirements.
  • Creation and maintenance of PPAP files and documentation in support of PACCAR PPAP guidelines.
  • Provide technical assistance to supplier, customers, and internal personnel for understanding of PPAP requirements.
  • Verify lower component supplier PPAP approval status and generate, track, inspect and approve PPAP requests for unapproved lower level components.
  • Request BOM, SRDC, and part number loading
  • Submit PPAP documentation to PACCAR using PPS
  • Provide analytical support to Peterbilt process owners regarding product / process quality issues
  • Identify and facilitate improvement initiatives utilizing customer/internal feedback to help identify opportunities to resolve quality/production issues
  • Ensure all Peterbilt standards are maintained.
  • Participate in developing and executing Quality department goals and objectives 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Education and skills: 

  • Project management experience
  • SAP experience
  • Lean / Six Sigma training/experience
  • Five Years related experience in Truck Manufacturing or 3 years directly related experience.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in mechanical inspection
  • BS or BA in related field or currently enrolled in degree program.
  • Demonstrate Math skills proficiency, ability to interpret Engineering Drawings, manufacturing Standards, Knowledge of Metric System and Conversions to English System.
  • Basic GD&T knowledge
  • Basic Pro E knowledge
  • Ability to read engineering blueprints and technical specifications and translate into part and process requirements.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of mechanical inspection equipment, including CMM’s for inspection of mechanical assemblies.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Software
  • Preferred experience with SAP and/or PACCAR Purchasing System (PPS), and familiarity with Minitab or equivalent
  • Strong organizational, written, oral and interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at one time. 
  • Requires the ability to prioritize work load based on changing goals and focus.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team efforts and work under minimal supervision
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.


Four-year degree is preferred.

General Description of All Benefits

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

  • Competitive salary and 401(k) with 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 insurance plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health saving 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 & Development (B.O.L.D), and ADVOCATE (an LGBTQ+ support group).



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