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Division Quality Manager Job

Date: Dec 27, 2020

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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.

Join “The World’s Best®” Engineering Team!

Do you have a passion for engines, transmissions, and drivetrains?  Do you want to work on industry-leading powertrains that are setting the bar for quality, efficiency, and performance? Join a group of high-performing professionals who pride themselves in integrating major powertrain systems into The World’s Best® trucks. Kenworth design engineers focus on product development from conceptualization to implementation on the production floor. See your designs making a difference on the open highway!

Over the past three years, Kenworth has launched more new product than at any time in our history, including a new engine and all new truck platforms.  This development pace is continuing and as an engineering intern at Kenworth Division you will have the opportunity to be involved in that work first hand. You will learn the basics of being an engineer at Kenworth, and have the opportunity to contribute to development programs.


Requisition Summary


Kenworth has an immediate opening with excellent career growth opportunity in the Division Advanced Manufacturing Department.  This is an exciting opportunity to interact with all levels of the organization, gain operational experience in heavy truck manufacturing, and work in a dynamic, challenging, team environment.

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Lead quality initiatives for truck assembly across North American truck plants.
  • Direct Kenworth’s Quality Management System.  Lead the Division audit program and administer improvement action plans to ensure compliance with ISO requirements.
  • Develop and execute strategies for identification and control of Critical to Quality features.
  • Advance the performance of Electronic Work Instructions for enhanced quality controls.
  • Coordinate benchmarking of quality programs and implementation of best practices.
  • Support advancements in Connected Quality analytics.
  • Manage Visual Quality Acceptance Standards.




  • Degree in Engineering, Business, Operations, or related major required.
  • Demonstrated ability gained through 5+ years of progressively complex assignments.
  • Excellent analytical/problem solving abilities.
  • Proven team leadership skills.  High energy level, goal oriented individual.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% annually, occasionally on short notice.


Desired Skills/ Competencies


  • Strong working knowledge of process improvement methodologies.
  • Experience with ISO Quality Management Systems and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, PC and project management skills.  Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities.


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



Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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