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Product Change Administrator Job

Date: May 14, 2022

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 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.

Requisition Summary  
Kenworth Truck Company, a division of PACCAR Inc, is seeking a Product Change Administrator with a BS/BA degree and 1-3 years of industry related experience.  This role will be with Kenworth Division and will be responsible for managing product change in a matrixed organization to meet program schedules. This assignment is to be located in Kirkland, WA.
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 project 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 are 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. 
•    Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Skills
•    BS/BA degree required; APICS, or PMP certification desired. 
•    Prior academic coursework or certification in program management or related topics desired
•    A minimum of 1 to 3 years of Materials, Operations, or Purchasing experience required. 
•    Familiarity with commercial truck products and business processes preferred.  
•    Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to work in a challenging environment and to work under pressure.
•    Ability to bring difficult problems to successful resolution and be a problem solver.   
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks, take initiative, and be a strong team player.   
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) required. 
•    Proficiency with Microsoft SharePoint and Teams preferred.


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.

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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