R&D Truck Shop Specialist Job

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Date: Nov 28, 2023

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 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.


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.


Job Description

The Truck Shop Specialist works with Kenworth R&D and Marketing Department to support the R&D truck fleet including scheduling, detailing, component purchasing, and maintenance. The Truck Shop Specialist acts as a support system to the truck shop's operations and is a key role in ensuring the company's vehicles are in good working order and meet the company's standards.


Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Managing the truck detailing process which includes cleaning, polishing, and maintaining the appearance of company's trucks
  • Work with Marketing on maintaining the R&D truck calendar to support Kenworth events
  • 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, including parts used, labor hours, and costs.
  • Managing and maintaining the truck shop inventory, identifying & restocking parts and supplies as needed.
  • Communicating between R&D, vendors, and internal departments to ensure that customer needs are met, and that work is completed in a timely manner


Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 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
  • The ability to operate cleaning equipment is essential; must know how to efficiently operate hand tools or power tools and follow the safety policies
  • Knowledge of current diesel engine and vehicle technologies
  • Must have or be willing to get certifications to perform DOT inspections for Class 8 Vehicles
  • Effective Communication, Organization & Time Management
  • 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


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 Specialist is $42,400 - $63,800 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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