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Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op Job

Date: Sep 12, 2022

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40258

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR is a global industry leader in the design and manufacture of premium quality commercial vehicles and engines.  PACCAR commercial vehicles are sold worldwide under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. PACCAR distributes aftermarket truck parts to its dealers through a worldwide network of Parts Distribution Centers.  Finance and leasing subsidiaries facilitate the sale of PACCAR products in many countries worldwide. PACCAR manufactures and markets industrial winches under the Braden, Carco and Gearmatic nameplates.  PACCAR maintains exceptionally high standards of quality for all of its products; they are well engineered, highly customized for specific applications and sell in the premium segments of their markets where they have a reputation for superior performance and pride of ownership. 

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.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to the engineering department on AutoCAD layouts, Engineering Change Notice (ECN) and new business.
  • Perform feasibility studies and provide tooling, space and labor estimates for new business opportunities. 
  • Design and establish assembly methods for new work cells procure and setup tooling and equipment for these new work cells to meet safety, quality and productivity goals.
  • Improve productivity of and reduce the floor space required by existing product lines through update of AutoCAD layouts and suggestions.
  • Support the plant quality process through mistake proofing new and existing business production operations.
  • Assist Engineering team with Identifying, justifying and implementing capital equipment projects.
  • Reviews engineering designs for manufacturing feasibility and recommends changes, as necessary.
  • Designs and implements shop aids and fixtures.
  • As company need dictates primary project may be identified and assigned as the primary area of work and focus during the duration of co-op rotation.
  • Completion of Root Cause Analysis of a Major Engineering Problem.
  • Presentation of final project and Root Cause Analysis to upper Management.
  • Candidate must have the flexibility to work 2nd shift and weekends as required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified applicants will be detailed oriented, well organized and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Applicants must be able to multi-task, prioritize, successfully handle pressure, and work/make decisions independently when required.
  • Successful candidate is safety-conscious, self-motivated, a team player, and is able to think proactively.
  • Applicant should have basic understanding of Six Sigma practices, a basic understanding of Six Sigma Minitab software is a plus.

Education and Training Required

  • Currently enrolled in a BS/BA or MS program with a mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering degree focus. Minimum qualifications include completion of sophomore year in a engineering program leading to a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicant should have excellent PC skills; including Word, Excel and Access, AutoCAD, ProEngineer software experience is a plus.
  • Candidate must have the flexibility to work 2nd shift and weekends.
  • Any manufacturing experience or previous co-op/intern preferred; Automotive preferred

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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