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Job Description

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

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquartered in Algona, WA. Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium and heavy-duty truck parts sold under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company’s truck manufacturing divisions and PACCAR Parts service parts division with high quality components, subassemblies and specialized services. Dynacraft has two manufacturing facilities in Algona, WA and Louisville, KY, and is opening a third facility in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area in 2017.

Requisition Summary

Dynacraft is looking for a Project Engineer to identify, analyze, and develop equipment and processes in support of reducing costs.  The Project Engineer will work closely with the Project Managers to ensure the best outcome for new business opportunities, vertical integration, and changes to existing business.  The Project Engineer works with Dynacraft and Truck Division engineering and operations teams to ensure equipment and processes are implemented on time and on budget. This position reports to the Director of Business and Product Development. This role requires up to 10% travel annually. This position can be located in Louisville, KY or Plano, TX.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Identify and define equipment, labor and processes for new business including financial justification, capital and labor requirements, and freight and operational costs.
  • Investigate and analyze new product or supply chain opportunities to drive Dynacraft growth through reducing PACCAR total cost.
  • Build effective relationships and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including Dynacraft and Truck Division Engineering, PACCAR Purchasing, External Suppliers and Truck Division Operations to ensure project success.
  • Develop and execute capital expenses, EEA development, and implementation plans to meet objectives.
  • Incorporate Six Sigma savings into capital projects when identified.
  • Proactively coordinate change in project scope, identify potential crises, and create/manage contingency plans.    
  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously.
  • Communicate project status and issues to senior management and other stakeholders through reports and presentations as requested.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of three years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience developing and justifying capital projects desired.
  • Advanced proficiency using Pro/E or other solids modeling software preferred.
  • Working knowledge of GD&T principles.
  • Willingness to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques.
  • Experience solving complex technical problems.
  • Self-motivated leader, with the ability to handle multiple tasks with varying schedules and shifting priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analytical and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Past experience in product development and new product implementation preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as a team member.
  • Ability to manage and work through ambiguity.
  • Creative problem solver with strong application of process improvement methodologies.
  • Competency in the use of personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Engineering.
  • Six Sigma training desired.

Additional Job Board Information

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

About Paccar

PACCAR Inc, operates through two segments: design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket distribution of parts, and finance and leasing services provided to customers and dealers. The Company's finance and leasing activities are principally related to Company products and associated equipment. Other manufactured products include industrial winches. The Company and its subsidiaries design and manufacture heavy-duty diesel trucks, which are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The Truck and Other businesses include a division of the Company, which manufactures industrial winches in two United States plants and markets them under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. In North America, Australia and 16 European countries, the Company provides financing and leasing arrangements, principally for its manufactured trucks, through wholly owned finance companies operating under the PACCAR Financial trade name. (Source: 10-K)

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