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Dash Lamp Reduction Supervisor Job

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization has an immediate opening for a Dash Lamp Reduction Supervisor to join our team in Kirkland, WA.


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 Embedded Engineering

PACCAR Embedded Engineering is a rapidly expanding organization that is transforming the way control systems and software are developed for commercial vehicle applications. This includes developing the latest vehicle controls, display technology, and autonomous truck solutions that exceed customer expectations. You will collaborate with an international, cross-functional team focused on driving superior technical solutions that maximize customer uptime and operating efficiency. Successful applicants will demonstrate individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities while working within a supportive team to develop industry-leading solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry.


Position Summary

The Dash Lamp Reduction Supervisor works within the PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization and leads the dash lamp improvement activities. This role provides direct oversight of the day to day operations of the team while coordinating with groups across multiple PACCAR locations.  The team’s primary goal is to reduce the number of issues that lead to high lamps on time.  Activities involve defining issues, applying known solutions to top customers, organizing campaigns, and providing training to key customers and their dealers.  This position collaborates with an international, cross-functional team from manufacturing, service, product development, information technology, suppliers, and product validation.  Individual creativity in addressing diagnostic challenges and opportunities is encouraged while working within a supportive team to develop superior solutions for the heavy-duty truck industry. 


Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Managing all aspects of dash lamp reduction and bringing solutions to our customers; including supervising, personnel development, team building, proportioning workload, and tracking progress
  • Organize campaigns for dash lamp reduction, organize customer visits, and organize training for our customers
  • Responsible for tracking all aspects of active projects, providing periodic status updates to management, managing projects through all tollgates, and insuring the use of Design for Six Sigma tools
  • Up to 15% travel (domestic & international) 


Qualification & Skills

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, or Computer Science required; Master’s degree and/or P.E. license preferred
  • Must demonstrate an ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, manage multiple simultaneous projects, and respond dynamically to shifting priorities
  • Overall product knowledge is required, along with the ability to provide group leadership and management of the team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commercial vehicle background including J1939, service, and vehicle controls
  • 7+ years of automotive electrical, electronic, and software design experience, preferably within PACCAR
  • PACCAR plant and service experience are desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with software design and release, multiplexed communications, diagnostics, powertrain, and/or other embedded systems leadership experience
  • Previous supervisory and/or leadership experience preferred
  • A keen understanding of manufacturing and dealer service environments including service technician needs
  • Strong knowledge of automotive-embedded electronic control systems


Why work for PACCAR?

  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks


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

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • A fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive PTO – 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 include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Additional Job Board Information

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for Dash Lamp Supervisor is $ 102,700 - $160,700 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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