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Job Description

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 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area in 2017.


This position will be responsible for assuring that all Dynacraft standards are maintained throughout all operations on Evening Shift. Unit Managers are tasked with upholding and encouraging PACCAR and Dynacraft values and mission. The hours of this position will typically be 3:00  p.m. until midnight, with the expectation of flexibility with changing business needs.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Assure that all Dynacraft standards are maintained throughout all operations. These include but are not limited to Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Process and Procedural standards.
  • Document safety incident investigations including root cause analysis and follow-up actions.
  • Play an active role in promoting positive employee relations and engagement.  
  • Participate in projects related to recruitment, training, and leadership development.
  • Benchmark other PACCAR locations and non-PACCAR locations for best practices.
  • Participate in developing and executing departmental goals and objectives.
  • Spend at least 25% of time on the floor in areas under your responsibility, assisting team leaders with issues resolution and working on continuous improvement projects.
  • Participate in special assignments; Six Sigma/continuous improvement activities, PACCAR-wide initiatives and other projects.
  • Supervise hourly team members engaged in the activities of the production and/or distribution departments.
  • Complete root cause analysis documentation for quality related issues.
  • Complete process/product audits.
  • Logistically manage the deployment of shop floor team members.
  • Assign duties in accordance with established schedules and customer requirements.
  • Provide MDC Plant management with timely information regarding changes in assigned workloads or staffing requirements.
  • Train and evaluate performance of department team members; provide regular feedback; prepare employee evaluations; recommend disciplinary action as may be appropriate.
  • Conduct daily communication meetings with team members in the areas under your responsibility.
  • Assure correct and timely processing and documentation of transactions and work orders.
  • Perform other projects and assignments as may be required.
  • Provide order status and significant events in daily shift tie-in as required.
  • Communicate with other departments as required on plant related issues and follow-up tasks.
  • Recognize team members for outstanding performance.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Ability to supervise, make decisions, and use independent judgment and/or action required.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials and issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, understanding of Six Sigma Minitab software is a plus.
  • Applicant should have basic understanding of Six Sigma practices.
  • Applicants must be able to multi-task, prioritize, successfully handle pressure, and work/make decisions independently when required.
  • Successful candidate is safety-conscious, self-motivated, a team player, and is able to think proactively.
  • Bachelor's degree, supplemented with a minimum of two-years production/distribution supervisory experience is required.
  • Candidate must have flexibility to work Evening Shift.

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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