LVL - Assistant Plant Quality Manager (Grade 31) Job

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Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40258

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

Dynacraft is looking for a driven and energetic Assistant Plant Quality Manager to join our team. This position will be located at our Louisville, KY facility and will report to the Plant Quality Manager.  Along with managing direct reports, working on projects, the position will have QE responsibility over an Operations work center. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, is proactive, has previous root cause analysis training, is familiar with automotive quality standards, and has experience working in a fast-paced automotive or heavy truck manufacturing environment.

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Create/enhance and subsequently execute a roadmap that elevates core quality metrics
  • Manage a team of Quality Engineers and Quality Specialists
  • Identify, assess, and develop new/innovative ways to error proof current processes
  • Work closely with internal Manufacturing Engineering/Process Engineering teams to generate corrective actions that can be implemented timely
  • Support the Division Quality team's projects aimed at improving overall supplier performance to PACCAR
  • Interface with the Division Quality team, Plant Quality team, Accounting, Purchasing, Engineering, Plant Operations and Suppliers on current quality issues
  • Timely reporting/comprehensive management of scrap and returnable product
  • Manage accounting charge back files and purchase order processes
  • Assist in updating and managing internal Quality Management Systems
  • Identify/facilitate improvement initiative utilizing customer/internal feedback

Division Information

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquartered in McKinney, TX. a suburb of Dallas. Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium- and heavy-duty truck parts sold under Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. For fifty years Dynacraft has provided the company’s truck divisions and PACCAR Parts division with high quality components, subassemblies, and specialized services. Dynacraft has production facilities in Louisville, KY and McKinney, TX.

Skills / Competencies

  • Project management experience
  • SAP experience
  • Lean/Six Sigma training/experience
  • Comfortable leading cross functional teams
  • Experience with ISO 9000/9001/14000/14001, TS16949, or QS 9000 QMS's in a related capacity


  • At least five years of automotive OEM or Tier One experience and 5-6 years of problem solving progressively complex quality situations
  • Demonstrated managerial experience in quality, manufacturing, or engineering
  • Ability to investigate and perform Root Cause Analysis when quality concerns are identified
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team towards an objective in a timely manner with excellent results
  • Proficient in quality methods used to achieve best in class product and process performance (i.e., statistical problem solving and process capability analysis, FMEA, Controls Plans, PPAP)
  • Provide technical assistance and training when needed to Quality/Operation Specialists
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret engineering drawings and specifications, and translate into part and process requirements
  • Must possess strong communication and negotiation skills, and PC based computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team efforts and work under minimal supervision


  • Bachelor’s degree is required with a focus in Engineering or Business being preferred
  • Master’s degree is preferred

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. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above.


Nearest Major Market: Louisville

Job Segment: Plant Operator, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Facilities, Plant Manager, Manufacturing, Management, Operations

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