Manufacturing Engineering Assistant Manager

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Date: Apr 5, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40258

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The Assistant Manager will be responsible for managing, directing, and evaluating the work of a team of assigned engineers. This position will also be accountable for overseeing the application, evaluation, development, project management, commissioning, and system management of manufacturing industrial automation and control systems of the direct reports. 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.

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

  • Provide technical support for production processes.
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Oversee the identification, justification, and implementation of capital equipment projects.
  • Oversee implementation of new processes, procedures, and work standards.
  • Ensure APQP process are complete by team members for production changes.  
  • Support the plant quality and implement engineering controls by mistake proofing new and existing production processes.
  • Actively participate in Six Sigma projects as a belt and team member.
  • Reviews engineering designs for assembly fixtures to ensure critical dimensions are maintained and recommends changes, as necessary.
  • Act in a professional manner with external and internal customers. Demonstrate professional communication (verbal and communication) and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidate should have the flexibility to work off shift and weekends as needed.
  • Manage performance of Assigned team members.
  • Prepare engineering activity status reports.


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.


  • Qualified applicants will be detailed oriented, well organized and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • ERP experience, preferably in SAP.
  • Applicants must be able to prioritize, successfully work in a production environment, and work or make decisions independently when required.
  • Successful candidate is safety-conscious, self-motivated, and a team player.
  • Experience coordinating with and directing large process improvement projects.
  • Prior Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Experience coordinating capital projects.
  • Familiar with or trained in Six Sigma.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical.
  • MBA or Masters in Engineering preferred.
  • Five years of manufacturing experience, preferably automotive.
  • Applicant should have excellent PC skills; including Word, Excel, AutoCAD. ProE, and Cam software experience would be a plus.

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.

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Nearest Major Market: Louisville

Job Segment: Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Manager, Assistant Manager, Management, Engineering

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