Kenworth R&D Truck Lot Attendant

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Date: Mar 23, 2024

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98055

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.


Kenworth Research & Development Center
Kenworth R&D is a small group of about 30 people focusing on three main areas, design and styling of the interior and exterior of Kenworth trucks, aerodynamics and efficiency, and research and technology integration.  We support Kenworth Marketing and PACCAR events including truck prep and setup. Our mission is to build and demonstrate future technologies including fuel cells, hybrid, and battery electric trucks. We touch every aspect of the trucks and take on new projects and tasks every day, an ever-changing facility.


Job Description

The Truck Shop Assistant works with Kenworth Research and Development Center and the Kenworth Marketing department to support the ever-evolving truck fleet. This will include washing, detailing, part installation or removal, and maintenance. The Truck Shop Assistant works with the truck shop's operations and event planners in a key role in ensuring the company's vehicles are in good working order and meet the company's expectations. Event preparedness is key to being successful, these events include parades, school and community events, trade shows, design and management reviews, and customer events including ride and drives. This position is located at the Kenworth R&D Center in Renton, Washington.


Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Managing the truck detailing process which includes cleaning, polishing, and maintaining the appearance of company's trucks
  • Work with R&D and Marketing on maintaining the R&D truck calendar to support Kenworth events
  • Use tools and equipment to maintain / upfit trucks for their next needs
  • Communicate information needed for purchase orders related to truck maintenance including the tracking of invoicing, shipping, and receiving
  • Maintaining accurate records of all truck repairs, maintenance, and service in Fleetio fleet management software


Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Auto or Truck detailing experience preferred
  • Attention to detail, including the ability to identify and fix imperfections in the paint, bodywork, or interior
  • Understanding of cleaning products and techniques to ensure the truck is cleaned effectively preferred
  • Willingness to learn and operate cleaning equipment
  • Ability to efficiently operate hand tools or power tools and follow the safety policies
  • Knowledge of current diesel engine and vehicle technologies a plus
  • Must have or be willing to obtain certifications to perform DOT inspections for Class 8 Vehicles in the future
  • Effective Communication, Organization & Time Management
  • Safety conscious
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications
  • 50 lb Lifting Requirement
  • Unlimited physical dexterity
  • Must demonstrate flexibility to meet changing priorities.
  • Valid driver's license, Class A CDL Preferred. Willingness to obtain a Commerical Driver's License if does not currently possess one, paid for by Kenworth
  • Available for full-time, Monday - Friday, day shift


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 high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.


Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • 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
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks


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 include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more 


Additional Job Board Information

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for R&D Truck Shop Assistant is $44,100 - $66,400 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.


PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.

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