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Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

Program Manager will be responsible for leading the technical project management of powertrain projects to ensure compliance with all Division and Corporate standards and on-time implementation of each project. 

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!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead Powertrain projects at the PACCAR Technical Center.
  • Maintain open and clear communication among all stakeholders including PACCAR divisions, key suppliers, and development partners.
  • Responsible for resolving, communicating, and prioritizing program issues in a timely manner.
  • Create, track, and communicate program schedules, deliverables, and budgets.
  • Coordinate activities between multiple PACCAR divisions.


  • Minimum eight years of experience in program management required.
  • Minimum 5 years of heavy duty diesel engine design or manufacturing experience required.
  • Able to communicate effectively across functional boundaries, as well as up and down the leadership chain.
  • In addition, candidates for this position should have a strong professional network within PACCAR Divisions to enable them to anticipate and resolve any potential conflicts.
  • Should have a strong background in project management and be familiar with PACCAR procedures.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Candidate must be organized and self-motivated, identifying and proactively addressing opportunities for program improvement.
  • Ability to effectively evaluate proposals using sound judgment and present recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new environments and achieve objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must.
  • Six Sigma experience a plus.
  • Must be willing to travel.


  • BS degree in related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Program Management Professional certification preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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