Safety Specialist

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Date: Jun 26, 2024

Location: McKinney, TX, US, 75069

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Global 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 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 / Role / Job Responsibilities

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.

Job Summary

Promotes plant Health and Safety programs primarily on the evening shift to include accident prevention, safety training, hazardous material management, ergonomics, and plant emergency team.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and environmental regulations and Peterbilt safety and environmental programs
  • Provide Health and Safety technical and regulatory support to evening shift
  • Partner with operations staff to investigate accidents to identify causes; determine how such accidents might be prevented; and recommend corrective actions.
  • Drive continuous improvement in Health and Safety, a “Safety First” culture and compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Develop a trusting working relationship with plant floor employees
  • Facilitate the development of safe work teams and provide guidance to the teams
  • Active participation on plant’s Emergency Response and HAZMAT Teams
  • Conduct monthly safety inspections; coordinate with operations staff to correct deficiencies
  • Implement proactive programs and processes to reduce the injury rate

Skills / Competencies

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Position works in an office environment within a production facility. Job incumbent must be able to work in areas that are hot or cold, surfaces may be slippery, climb ladders/stairs.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, and crouch.   
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus. 
  • When working in the plant, the work environment has moderate noise levels.
  • Training and improvement initiatives may require candidate to travel via automobile or aircraft. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Business Management, Organizational Development, Engineering, Technical or related discipline preferred but not required
  • Requires 3-5+ years in a manufacturing environment with experience
  • Safety and/or Environmental certifications a plus
  • Experience developing safety programs including working through high performance teams to successfully implement initiatives, in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work within and through organization using influence and client management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft OfficeStrong Organizational, Written, Verbal and group or individual Presentation skills


  • Bachelor's degree in safety or related field preferred but not required


​As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including: 

- 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 (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time 
- 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 programs 
- Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance 
- EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more 
- This position is also eligible for a holiday gift


PACCAR has success with diverse teams of employees working together to achieve excellent results. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions and increases employee engagement. 
PACCAR increases awareness through the efforts of global company-wide Diversity Councils and various employee resource groups that support initiatives & activities including multi-cultural events, outreach, mentorship programs, and more. PACCAR has been awarded the Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation since 2018 by the Women In Trucking Association and Newsweek 2023 America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women. 
For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion Commitment page: Diversity and Inclusion ( 

Additional 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 the full range of benefit options listed above. 
This is a safety-sensitive position, and the pre-employment drug testing includes cannabis testing.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Industrial Hygiene, Facilities, Safety, Business Manager, Engineering, Operations, Service, Customer Service, Management

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