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Sr. Product Structure Specialist Job

Date: Jan 6, 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 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!


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.
Requisition Summary

The Senior Product Specialist works as part of a team responsible for implementing major component specifications including Engines, Transmissions, and Axles.  The qualified candidate interacts with multiple suppliers, engineers, operations, and other departments to define specifications to meet application guidelines.  This includes maintaining bills of material and selection logic integrity, processing Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) to support implementation schedules, effectively managing multiple work requests and balances competing priorities to complete assigned tasks, and identifing opportunities for continuous improvement in day-to-day activities.


Here's what you will do in this role:

  • Maintains Database for Engine, Transmission, and Axle part number generators

  • Understands and utilizes technical data sheets from suppliers

  • Communicates part specifications to engineering, materials, plants

  • Investigates and responds to inquiries in timely and professional manner

  • Interacts with suppliers and their databases

  • Answers and creates Requests for Engineering Information (REIs)

  • Creates and maintains bill of material and selection logic as required to support major components for KW truck production

  • Generates and/or maintains compatibility messages

  • Documents work per standard work procedure

  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives

  • Completes other assignments as requested by supervisor

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably Bachelor of Science

  • 1-3 years’ experience with PACCAR a plus

  • High level of initiative and demonstrated use of proactive problem solving approach

  • Excellent communication and prioritization skills

  • Must be able to work with a diverse set of stakeholders and manage multiple tasks concurrently

  • Strong computer aptitude required; Access Database knowledge preferred; working knowledge of computer systems relating to Product Structure and Selection system including PCMS, CMS-80 desired.

  • Previous truck/automotive and/or manufacturing experience/product knowledge a plus

  • Engine/transmission/axle knowledge a plus


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.


Additional Job Board Information

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.

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