MCK - Software Engineer - Controls (Grade 25) Job

Date: May 31, 2023

Location: McKinney, TX, US, 75069

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position will be responsible for the application, evaluation, development, project management, and commissioning of software systems for control of industrial manufacturing processes. The ideal candidate is experienced in both embedded and PC programming, is proactive in taking action in leading safety and quality improvements and will have demonstrated success in on-time project completion. Fact-based decision making is a requirement for success and communicating those decisions and requirements to all levels of the business.

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Create interactive GUIs allowing assembly operators to interact with assembly systems.
  • Design and implement software interlocks to improve safety and quality of assembly lines.
  • Record assembly data for quality, traceability, and management purposes.
  • Create dashboards for status reporting and process monitoring.
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot existing control systems.
  • Design and implement improvements to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability of existing plant and manufacturing control systems and equipment.
  • Design software control systems and prepare specifications and scopes of work.
  • Oversee contractors performing control software development.
  • Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems and maintain appropriate software/hardware information.
  • Interface with ITD and upper level computer system personnel to ensure proper application of computer controls and database instructions. 
  • Provide systems integration, software programming, specification, project management, and start-up and commissioning of capital projects.
  • Support and participate in implementation of improvements to the Manufacturing Execution System

Division Information

Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of commercial vehicle parts and components sold under the Kenworth and Peterbilt brands.  For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company's truck divisions and PACCAR Parts distribution centers with high quality components, subassemblies, and specialized services.  Dynacraft has production facilities in Louisville, KY and McKinney, TX. 


  • Excellent software programming skills in one or more of the following languages: Python, C/C++/C#, Java, Visual Basic
  • Experience designing and maintaining SQL databases, including writing SQL queries.
  • Experience with software versioning systems such as GIT or SVN.
  • Strong understanding of REST client/server architecture highly desired.
  • Experience with Inductive Automation’s Ignition software highly desired.
  • Experience programming microprocessors, Rasberry PI’s, or similar resource-constrained hardware desired.
  • Strong understanding of computer hardware required.
  • Experience with software development processes (Develop, Validate, Deploy, Monitor) highly desired.
  • Previous design of communication protocol drivers such as Modbus, USB, TCP, UDP, I2C, or SPI preferred.
  • Knowledge and skill in programming with Rockwell Automation Software including ControlLogix/RSLogix 5000, SLC 500/RSLogix 500, EtherNet/IP Design and Configuration, RS View and PanelView and PanelBuilder 32 a plus.
  • Experience with integration of ABB and Fanuc Robotics Automation Systems preferred.
  • Experience with implementation of Manufacturing Execution System preferred.
  • Manage multiple projects with the flexibility of adapting to changing priorities.
  • Must have demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills.
  • Must be willing to work independently.
  • Must be effective and comfortable in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to complete tasks on time.
  • Strong aptitude for problem-solving and troubleshooting.
  • Willing to support production after hours.


Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or appropriate major required.   

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: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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