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Dimensional Management Engineering Supervisor Job

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for a Dimensional Management & Simulation Engineering Supervisor to join our Engineering 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! 


Division Information 

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. 


Position Summary 

Dimensional Management (DM) is the development of quality products by understanding and controlling part and process variation. Dimensional Engineers support product development by coaching the DM process and by applying advanced tools to analyze designs and provide recommendations.  Kenworth is looking for a Dimensional Management and Simulation Supervisor to lead a dynamic team of dimensional, stress, and NVH engineers at our offices in Kirkland, WA. Ideal candidates would have familiarity with dimensional management, understand structural analysis and NVH simulation concepts, and have strong leadership experience.  


Job Responsibilities 

  • Supervise a cross-functional team of Dimensional, Structural Analysis, and Noise/Vibration/Harshness Engineers to ensure proper tool use and analysis interpretation 

  • Lead the organization to utilize and achieve the benefits of Dimensional Management and simulation. 

  • Manage and execute team priorities in coordination with division goals. 

  • Lead the development of dimensional Design Objectives to define project fit/finish and functional requirements. 

  • Promote/teach Dimensional Management tools and processes to internal project teams and cross-divisional organizations. 

  • Lead the Six Sigma, warranty reduction, and quality improvement projects. 

  • Develop and coordinate measurement systems for activities from benchmarking through validation. 

  • Promote proper Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing requirements per the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.5 standard. 

  • Perform dimensional analysis on assemblies using statistical tolerance stacks and 3-Dimensional tolerance analysis simulation.  Interpret data and provide recommendations. 

  • Promote and coordinate the use of process controls and continuous improvement for plants and suppliers. 

  • Present and deliver findings throughout the organization (engineering and management). 


Qualifications & Skills 

  • Required  

    • Bachelor of Science in engineering or closely related field. 

    • 4+ years of engineering experience with a thorough understanding of Dimensional Management, preferably in the automotive and/or trucking industry. 

    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, take initiative, be a team player and problem solver, and demonstrate professional and effective communication skills. 

    • Project management experience. 

  • Desired 

    • Previous supervisory experience. 

    • Graduate of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma Black Belt program. 

    • Experience desired in measurement systems analysis, Statistical Process Control, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). 

    • Detailed understanding of manufacturing processes, production assembly fixtures, and inspection equipment. 

    • Teaching/coaching experience with a technical topic. 

    • Familiarity with structural analysis (FEA) and Noise/Vibration/Harshness (NVH) simulation methods. 


Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth? 

  • 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 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family. 

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave. 

  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company-paid pension plan after 5 years. 

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service. 


Additional Job Board Information  

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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