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Assistant Production Manager Job

Date: May 5, 2022

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98055

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 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

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.


Requisition Summary

This position is responsible for process improvement in the areas of Safety, Quality, Production, and Material activities at the plant. This individual drives the identification and elimination of defects in the plant and field by making sustainable improvements through data mining and coordination of activities.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Assist Production Manager in planning production activities and serving as a first line manager to Production Leads.
  • Provide coverage for the Production Manager role. 
  • Support the training, motivation and safety of High Performance Work Team members.
  • Investigate, propose, and implement improvements to processes that help change Safety, Quality, Productivity, and Supply Chain performance.
  • Ensure improvements are successfully implemented and sustained through development of standard work instructions, desk procedures, and training.
  • Support the PACCAR Production System by participating in lean leadership, 5S, Kaizen events and process audits.
  • Effectively support other functions as directed by the Production Manager.


  • 4 Year College degree in business, engineering, or related field prefered.
  • 3 years of experience in Manufacturing preferred.
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement tools and methodologies, training and experience in use of Six Sigma tools a plus.
  • Strong communication, customer service, documentation, organization and analytical skills.
  • Ability to train others on improvement concepts.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement and get results.
  • Proficient in using MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated understanding of production systems.
  • Must be a team player and able to multi-task.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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