Process Engineer

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Date: Mar 25, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40258

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, strives to be the premier supplier in product quality, on-time delivery, and pre-production support to PACCAR’s Kenworth and Peterbilt truck divisions and PACCAR Parts. The Dynacraft Process Engineer reports to an Area Manager and is responsible for assisting in the development of the strategic direction for the Plant in support of Dynacraft’s vision and goals as well as supporting the Truck Plants and Aftermarket Customer requirements. The Process Engineer role will be located in Louisville, Kentucky and is responsible for the study, analysis, development, and documentation of the plant assembly processes. The job also includes assistance with continuous improvement efforts focusing on: departmental safety and quality improvement projects, ergonomic improvement projects, line balance optimization, and improvements in overall departmental efficiency.

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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates 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. 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’s manufacturing facilities are located in Louisville, KY, and McKinney, TX.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Study and analyze plant assembly processes with recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop, document, and maintain plant assembly processes and process documents including but not limited to: JBS, SWI, OPL, Kaizen, and other process documents.
  • Eliminate roadblocks for production/distribution.
  • Audit processes against Standard Work.
  • Monitor tooling/equipment for fitness of use.
  • Track 8D progress and assist with Root Cause Analysis.
  • Maintain departmental training matrix and improve training levels.
  • Conduct process and product audits and document results.
  • Assist in the maintenance of developed software programs (Visual Factory, EWI, etc.).
  • Manage new and replacement equipment tooling, including run off sampling and testing.
  • Monitor and track scrap by department, establish plans to eliminate scrap.
  • Introduce new manufacturing processes.
  • Make recommendations for reducing product cycle time, efficiency improvements and reduced manufacturing costs.
  • Participate in FMEA, PCP, or PFMEA review discussion.
  • Drive continuous improvement for the department and cross-functionally.
  • Recommend process and/or system changes to enhance safety/productivity/quality.
  • Participate in corrective actions related to internal or external defects.
  • Track and report results of internal defect measurement.
  • Support new manufacturing processes, EV, DV, QV, and VV builds.
  • Support Engineering Change Notifications (ECN).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to operate independently with little guidance while being a positive contributor to a team environment.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Must lead by example and have a proven record of excellence in attendance, dependability and safety.
  • Must be self-motivated, well organized, flexible and able to handle the pressure of a high-volume operation.
  • Computer literacy is required with a familiarity of MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • A minimum of two (2) years manufacturing and/or distribution experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Lean and Six Sigma concepts and techniques.
  • Level four (4) trained preferred.
  • Demonstrate understanding of root cause and corrective action tools/methods.
  • Experience with SAP/RF/Operations preferred.


High School Diploma required. 

Bachelors Degree 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: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Testing, Engineering, Management, Technology

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