Engineering Supervisor - Cost Reduction Job

Date: May 22, 2023

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

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!


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 battery electric vehicles.

Requisition Summary

The Engineering Department is seeking an Engineering Supervisor to manage and lead the cost reduction team. The Engineering Supervisor will lead all aspects of the team including team member performance management, work load selection and assignment, as well as tracking and reporting on progress towards the division cost reduction goals.  The ideal candidate will have a strong leadership background in managing employees while leading them to meet department and division goals.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a high performance team which includes supervising, personnel development, team building, proportioning workload and tracking progress.
  • Identify projects that will reduce part cost, identify resources to work these projects (either on this team or other teams in engineering), track and report progress towards division cost reduction goals.
  • This position will be responsible for the following: track all aspects of individual project work including budget, costs, schedule, validation, and parts; provide regular status updates to management; manage projects through all tollgates per the PCP process while ensuring the use of DFSS tools.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • BSME or equivalent engineering degree required; Masters degree and PE license preferred.  
  • 5+ years of design experience, previous supervisory and/or lead experience preferred.
  • PACCAR/manufacturing plant experience desirable. 
  • Self-directed with excellent engineering judgement.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, collaborative, results-oriented environment while managing multiple priorities. 
  • Overall product knowledge desired.
  • Experience working within a gated product creation process desired.
  • Ability to guide members and build a solid team, being accountable for the team’s dynamics and interactions.
  • Ability to provide group leadership and management of human resource issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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 


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

  • 401k with up to 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 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 education, training, and experience. The salary range for Engineering Supervisor- Cost Reduction is $93,000 - $145,500. 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.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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