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MCK/LVL - Materials Planner (Grade 23) Job

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: McKinney, TX, US, 75069 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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Manage inventory planning and ordering to ensure material availability, premium freight, surplus and obsolete, and inventory turn goals are met.
  • Review delivery performance, demand history, and other data to recommend SAP material planning and forecast setting changes to meet department goals.
  • Interface with suppliers, production, customer service, engineering, quality, and corporate purchasing to communicate and resolve material availability issues.
  • Lead six sigma projects with suppliers to improve supplier delivery reliability.
  • Dynacraft Materials Planners are supply chain experts for their assigned commodities.
  • Support new part / supplier EDI setup, troubleshooting and issue resolution and act as backup to primary EDI support position.
  • Work with Dynacraft and Supplier Quality to assess supplier readiness, capability, capacity and risk for part supply. Provide feedback on feasibility of part supply requested through, Ebuy, RFQ’s and ECN’s to ensure Dynacraft new business team and management are made fully aware of supply chain risks.
  • Work with Product Lifecycle Management to ensure appropriate timelines and dates are established for supply of new components.
  • Attend and contribute to ECN readiness and RFQ meetings to ensure supplier issues are identified early and escalated timely ahead of project launch.
  • Help continuously improve the project launch process and through lean management principles including Six Sigma and PPS.

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.

The Materials Planner position is available for either the McKinney, Texas, or the Louisville, Kentucky, facility.


  • Self-motivated, organized, flexible, and able to handle the demands of a just-in-time manufacturing environment.
  • Constructive written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative, quality and results-driven work ethic.
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects.
  • Microsoft software proficiency (Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint).
  • SAP Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) knowledge and experience strongly desired.
  • Working knowledge of statistics, operations management concepts, and EDI are strongly desired.
  • Understanding of production facilities, assembly operations and heavy-duty truck knowledge are strongly desired.


  • Four-year degree in Business Administration (or related field) or 5+ years industry experience required. 
  • SAP Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) training desired.
  • Truck Production experience desired.
  • Continuous Improvement experience desired.
  • Six Sigma training desired.

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

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Six Sigma, Facilities, Supply, Operations, Customer Service, Management