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Date: Jan 16, 2018

Location: Louisville, KY, US

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!


Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquartered in Algona, WA, which is a suburb of Seattle. Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium and heavy-duty truck parts sold under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company’s truck manufacturing divisions and PACCAR Parts service parts division with high quality components, subassemblies and specialized services. Dynacraft has two manufacturing facilities in Algona, WA and Louisville, KY.

Requisition Summary

This position will be responsible for the application, evaluation, development, project management, commissioning, and system management of manufacturing industrial automation and control systems. The ideal candidate is experienced in Lean Manufacturing and is proactive in taking action in leading quality improvement and will have demonstrated success in making lasting improvements.  Fact-based decision making is a requirement for success.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and troubleshoot facility and manufacturing control systems consisting of PLCs, AC and DC drives, computer controls, and HMI interfaces as well as traditional contactor type controls and process instrumentation.
  • Design and implement improvements to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability of existing plant and manufacturing control systems and equipment.
  • Design control systems and prepare drawings, specifications, and scopes of work.
  • Write new or modify existing PLC programs and make system hardware recommendations to resolve operation problems, improve processes, and implement new project designs to support factory initiatives and continuous improvement.
  • Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems and maintain appropriate PLC and computer software/hardware information.
  • Interface with ITD and upper level computer system personnel to ensure proper application of computer controls and database instructions. 
  • Provide electrical engineering, hardware design, systems integration, PLC programming, motion programming, HMI configuration, component specification, project management, and start-up and commissioning of capital projects.
  • Support and assist Maintenance personnel in troubleshooting, testing, modifying, and installing electrical equipment and control systems.
  • Support and participate in implementation of and improvements to Manufacturing Execution System
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or appropriate major required. Minimum of 5+ years control experience required.   Demonstrated ability gained through 5+ years in related assignments.   

  • Advanced knowledge and skill in programming with Rockwell Automation Software including ControlLogix/RSLogix 5000, SLC 500/RSLogix 500, EtherNet/IP Design and Configuration, RS View and PanelView and PanelBuilder 32.
  • Experience with integration of ABB and Fanuc Robotics Automation Systems preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of automated material conveyance systems utilizing VFD’s, PLC’s, and motion control components.
  • Must show a strong aptitude with computers and learning new systems.
  • Familiarity and skill in utilizing Allen Bradley hardware and electronic components.
  • Experience with implementation of Manufacturing Execution System preferred
  • Mastery of MS Office products with strong Windows skills preferred.
  • Manage multiple projects with the flexibility of adapting to changing priorities.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership, strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills.
  • Must be willing to work independently.
  • Must be effective and comfortable in team oriented environment.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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