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Date: Mar 4, 2018

Location: Renton, WA, US

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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


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 Truck Company is looking for Product Release Specialists - Order Processing to support the Kenworth Renton Manufacturing Plant in Renton, Wa.

Requisition Summary

Responsible for managing and developing the internal manufacturing supply chain to include warehousing logistics, material presentation strategies and maintaining accuracy in inventory.   Provides leadership to supervisors and employees in order to support plant performance and attain Material Handling best in class objectives.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Assign duties to and direct the performance of both salaried and hourly personnel in a union environment.
  • Establish and sustain standards that support production schedules.
  • Actively recommend and champion process improvement to lower costs and improve materials availability.
  • Applying Lean material flow methodology to support manufacturing.
  • Manage to budgetary goals of the department.
  • Efficiently manage the flow of production material from the receiving docks to the point of use.
  • Maintain communication of parts availability with production and materials personnel.
  • Recommend or initiate promotions, transfers, disciplinary measures, and other personnel actions in compliance with company and union policies.
  • Participate in setting schedules and the preparation of written reports for management.
  • Recommend capital expenditure that support for overall material flow strategy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Five years of previous supervisory experience.
  • Experience with general materials metrics, materials flow, and inventory measures.
  • Proven success at applying Six Sigma tools and methodology.
  • Background or experience with SAP, S4 Hana is a plus
  • Ability to perform production planning, forecasting, and resource coordination.
  • Take initiative and champion improvement projects through completion.
  • Assume accountability for performance of the department.
  • Be an aggressive problem solver and team player.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, and manufacturing expertise.
  • Effectively interact with employees, peers, and all levels of management.
  • Technical truck knowledge.

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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