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Date: Feb 23, 2019

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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.

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Coordinate activities of departments involved with product change, gathering and communicating information, resolving conflicts, and establishing schedules to meet project goals.
  • Assist Program Managers with project tracking, scheduling, and reporting on major projects.
  • Use database tools and tracking systems to develop parts lists and inventory transition plans for projects. 
  • Develop implementation schedules for projects.
  • Prepare and issue advance parts information on projects to appropriate Purchasing, Materials, and Manufacturing Engineering personnel. 
  • Maintain contact with Engineering, Purchasing, Supplier Quality, Sales and Marketing, and Plant Operations to resolve issues. 
  • Verify that Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) inspection results will be on record to support the implementation schedule. 
  • Ensure that Tollgate meetings are held. 
  • Interact with Marketing, Pricing, and Sales Administration to ensure the Dealer Bulletin content and timing are correct, and to resolve definition, scheduling, and pricing issues associated with customer orders in the order backlog. 
  • Ensure that Plants and Suppliers have been provided with all information required to produce new or revised parts and products. 
  • Act as a central contact for gathering and disseminating product change information. 


Qualifications & Skills


  • BS/BA degree required; APICS, or PMP certification desired. 
  • Prior academic or certification in program management or related topics desired
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of Materials, Plant, or Purchasing experience required. 
  • Requires familiarity with Kenworth products and business processes. 
  • Database and spreadsheet skills required. 
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the desire to work in a challenging environment, working under pressure, and bringing difficult problems to successful resolution.   


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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Engineer, Program Manager, Database, Inspector, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering, Management, Technology, Quality

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