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Pre-Production Quality Engineer Job

Date: Jan 21, 2022

Location: McKinney, TX, US, 75069

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 200 company established in 1905. PACCAR is a global industry leader in the design and manufacture of premium quality commercial vehicles and engines.  PACCAR commercial vehicles are sold worldwide under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. PACCAR distributes aftermarket truck parts to its dealers through a worldwide network of Parts Distribution Centers.  Finance and leasing subsidiaries facilitate the sale of PACCAR products in many countries worldwide. PACCAR manufactures and markets industrial winches under the Braden, Carco and Gearmatic nameplates.  PACCAR maintains exceptionally high standards of quality for all of its products; they are well engineered, highly customized for specific applications and sell in the premium segments of their markets where they have a reputation for superior performance and pride of ownership.

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 requirements
  • 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 (BOM), Supplier Request for Drawing Change (SRDC), and part number loading
  • Submit PPAP documentation to PACCAR using PPS
  • Provide analytical support to Dynacraft process owners regarding product / process quality issues
  • Identify and facilitate improvement initiatives utilizing customer/internal feedback to help identify opportunities to resolve quality/production issues
  • Ensure all Dynacraft standards are maintained
  • Participate in developing and executing Quality department goals and objectives
  • Other duties as assigned

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 work load based on changing goals and focus
  • Five (3) years of manufacturing experience or minimum of three (3) years directly-related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team efforts and work under minimal supervision
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other related field

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Project management experience
  • SAP experience
  • PACCAR Purchasing System (PPS) 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: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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