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Pre-Production Quality Engineer Job

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40258

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!

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.

Requisition Summary

The purpose of PACCAR’s Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is to assure that purchased parts, components, and assemblies meet PACCAR drawings and specifications prior to the supplier’s shipment of production parts to PACCAR facilities. The PPAP Process includes mechanical inspections of parts and documentation of manufacturing and testing procedures. The PPAP process contains components of first article inspection or first piece setup inspection that some industries use.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Conduct dimensional inspection of PPAP sample components using surface plate inspection tools and portable CMM (ROMER Absolute Arm & PC-DMIS)
  • Evaluation of testing results and supporting documentation of PPAP samples to determine conformance to PACCAR PPAP requirements
  • Creation and maintenance of PPAP files and documentation in support of PACCAR PPAP guidelines
  • Provide technical assistance to supplier, customers and internal personnel for understanding of PPAP reqt
  • Verify lower component supplier PPAP approval status and generate, track, inspect and approve PPAP requests for unapproved lower level components
  • Create files for customer PPAPs and lower level component PPAPs
  • Request Bill of Material, Supplier Request for Drawing Change, and part number loading
  • Submit PPAP documentation to PACCAR using PPS

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Ability to read engineering blueprints and technical specifications and translate into part and process requirements
  • Understanding of GD&T inspection methods and equipment
  • Must demonstrate ability to use a wide variety of mechanical inspection equipment, including CMM’s for inspection of mechanical assemblies and inspection plan programming
  • Experience with ISO 9000/9001/14000/14001, TS16949, or QS 9000 QMS’s in a related capacity
  • Strong organizational, written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to execute proactive strategies
  • Proficiency in MS Office; Familiarity with Minitab or the equivalent
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at one time, requiring the ability to prioritize workload based on changing goals and focus
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team efforts and work under minimal supervision


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Project management experience
  • SAP experience
  • Romer Arm/Portable CMM experience
  • PC-DMIS experience
  • PACCAR Purchasing System (PPS) experience
  • Three (3) years of manufacturing experience
  • Lean / Six Sigma training/experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience in mechanical inspection
  • Background of working with truck manufacturer, truck service, or work with truck component manufacturer

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

This employer uses E-Verify 

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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