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Production Manager Job

Date: Oct 6, 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. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.


Requisition Summary

The Production Manager is responsible for managing a safe work environment, establishing, monitoring, and improving performance to plant/department goals, and coordinating activities around new product implementations. The Production Manager is expected to manage multiple metrics, prepare and present operating plans and implement and drive PACCAR Production System initiatives.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

•    Primary job function is managing production activities, first line managers, Production Leads and production personnel. 
•    Maintains a collaborative work environment with colleagues and supports new production implementations.
•    Coordinates activities for ensuring new products are supported by Production and fully integrated into production processes.
•    Supports the training, motivation and safety of High Performance Work Team members and representatives.
•    Oversees the distribution of work assignments to team members/representatives in accordance with the production objectives.
•    Responsible for setting and meeting production goals, including safety, quality, delivery reliability, scrap, labor efficiency, and housekeeping.
•    Initiates personnel actions including performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, disciplinary measures, etc., in accordance with Kenworth guidelines and procedures.
•    Prepares meaningful reports/analysis for management.
•    Leads process improvement efforts such as: Paccar Production System which includes lean leadership, 5S, effective root cause and corrective action for repetitive issues, quality improvement initiatives, auditing, waste reduction, and Kaizen events.
•    Engages employees in goals, continuous improvements, projects, etc.
•    Serves as a coach and mentor in the personal and professional development of team members.
•    Responsible for departmental budgeting and meeting financial obligations.
•    Recommends and assists in capital expenditure process for improvements as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Materials Management or related field required or degree preferred with 5-7 years of operations equivalent experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3-5 years of production supervisory/leadership experience.
  • Working knowledge of assembly operations, continuous improvement tools and methodologies, and teambuilding skills.
  • Possess problem solving skills with the ability to function equally well as a team leader.
  • Demonstrated leadership and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate and actively participate in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to initiate and lead change through continuous process improvements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience with PACCAR/Kenworth desirable.
  • Experience in the application of lean leadership principles
  • Working knowledge of PACCAR/Kenworth personnel procedures and labor agreements (union) desirable.
  • Trained as a Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent a plus.

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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