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Date: Feb 16, 2018

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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!


Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.

Requisition Summary

The engineering operations department is seeking a supervisor to manage and lead the bill of material and selection group. This supervisor would manage all aspects of bill of material/selection processing, including but not limited to: work throughput; plant support; and small and medium process improvement projects. This position interfaces with engineering, operations, and change control during Kenworth’s product change management process. Ideal candidates would have a strong leadership background in leading department and division goals.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a high performance team which includes supervising, personnel development, technical lead development, internal and external training programs, proportioning workload, and tracking progress.
  • Process engineering change notification work packages in a timely manner, monitor and correct quality issues with a focus on engineering excellence, and improve change control throughput and date commitments.
  • Ensure complete product coverage is provided using bill of material, selection, EASOP, and sales tool techniques. Usher critical work package and feedback requests through to completion.
  • Provide timely (weekly) communication of ECN work package and BoM feedback status, issues, and resolution.
  • Follow-up on and resolve any process-related issues as and when required.
  • Train and mentor new associates, ensuring they are provided with the knowledge needed to successfully carry out their tasks
  • Manage all aspects of developing and prioritizing projects from concept to closure to meet schedule and performance requirements.
  • Champion/lead projects using appropriate tools such as six sigma and A3 methodology as documentation. 
  • Identify and implement strategic engineering operations initiatives such as cross division (Peterbilt and Kenworth) ECN work package and BoM feedback process integration. 


Qualifications & Skills

  • 4-year BS or BA degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of design experience; previous supervisory and/or lead experience preferred.
  • PACCAR/manufacturing plant experience desirable. 
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, and manage multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to provide group leadership and management of human resource issues. 
  • Ability to collaborate across teams, influence others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • General product knowledge required.


Additional PACCAR Website Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Change Management, Manager, Six Sigma, Business Process, Engineer, Management, Engineering

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