Human Resources Specialist Job

Date: May 19, 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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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.

Requisition Summary

The Human Resources Specialist is part of a collaborative team and reports to the HR Supervisor. Primary responsibility is to provide HR support to employees, administer HR programs and policies, participate in continuous improvement initiatives, and provide excellent customer service.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Interpret and apply a full range of relevant policies and laws. 
  • Collaborate with HR leadership on projects and initiatives that are valuable to supporting the strategic priorities of the organization and division.
  • Work with recruitment team on staffing related support activities including pre-employment contingency processing, compensation recommendations and intern recruitment
  • Partner with managers on corrective action, salary administration, attendance management, recognition programs, performance management, promotions, onboarding/exit programs
  • Provide first point of contact to employees and managers for questions and concerns
  • Support positive employee relations and engagement through coordination of wellness programs and employee communications 
  • Perform payroll system entry and audit reports
  • Support the service award recognition program
  • Support leave of absence program management including FMLA, STD, PFML, Worker’s Compensation and ADA
  • Prepare a variety of standard and customized reports required both internally and by regulatory agencies 
  • Provide coverage for front desk receptionist during breaks and lunch hour


  • Bachelor's degree in business, HR or related field required. Master's degree desired 
  • Minimum of one year applicable HR experience
  • Working knowledge of FMLA, ADA, Affirmative Action Plans, Safety and Worker’s Compensation
  • Outstanding communication skills, influencing abilities, and customer service orientation
  • Ability to work with employees and managers at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills, ability to work independently, prioritize and proactively meet deadlines
  • Strong PC skills required, SAP and Teams desired
  • Professional Human Resources Certification: PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP desired

Paccar Benefits

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

  • Competitive salary and 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, 12 paid holidays, and sick leave
  • 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 program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. 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 the HR Specialist is $55,400 - $83,100 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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