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Project Manager Job

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: McKinney, TX, US

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

Dynacraft is looking for a Project Manager to identify, analyze, develop and execute new business opportunities and changes to existing business. The Project Manager works closely with Dynacraft and Truck division engineering and operations teams and Dynacraft management to ensure projects are implemented on time and on budget.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Investigate and analyze new product or supply chain opportunities to drive Dynacraft growth through reducing PACCAR total cost.
  • Develop business cases including financial justification for new business opportunities.
  • Work closely with customers on new or changing program implementations from the concept to implementation ensuring coordination with multiple departments and stakeholders.
  • Build effective relationships and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including Dynacraft and Truck Division engineering teams, PACCAR Purchasing, External Suppliers and Truck Division Operations to ensure project success.
  • Develop and execute project plans to meet objectives.
  • Manage diverse, cross functional teams spanning multiple business functions and geographic locations in the execution of project activities.
  • Proactively coordinate change in project scope, identify and escalate potential crises, and create/manage contingency plans.   
  • Communicate project status and issues to senior management and other stakeholders through reports and presentations as requested.
  • Develop best practices, tools and documentation for project execution and coordination.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Product and/or Program Management knowledge gained through a minimum of 5 years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Self-motivated leader, with the ability to handle multiple tasks with varying schedules and shifting priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analytical and detail-oriented.
  • Six Sigma training desired.
  • SAP and Capital Budget experience a plus.   
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as a team member.
  • Ability to manage and work through ambiguity.
  • Creative problem solver with strong application of process improvement methodologies.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Project.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Approximately 25% travel.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering or Business Administration.
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) desired.


Why work for PACCAR?
•    Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% match, AND a company paid Pension Plan after 5 years of service.
•    Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
•    Comprehensive Paid Time Off – Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Leave.
•    Tuition Reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.
•    Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
•    Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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