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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Manufacturing Engineer - Operations Support Job
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Paccar | Kirkland, WA
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Job Description

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 is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Interface with plant operations teams, engineering, and other cross-functional groups to support production of class 5-8 trucks.
  • Lead cross-divisional manufacturing expertise groups for current product support, benchmarking and best practice analysis, and new product development.
  • Develop strategies for operational improvements in safety, quality, cost, and capacity.
  • Participate in ongoing operations support projects and activities.
  • Actively participate in new product development and value engineering activities. Use of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) and Design for Six Sigma tools.
  • Prepare cost estimates using DFMA software tools.
  • Develop and implement new cost models for use with cost estimating software.
  • Evaluate supplier tooling proposals including the viability of proposed processes and tooling lineups and create Tooling Authorizations.
  • Research new and existing technologies for production use.

Qualifications & Skills

  • 4 year degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field required.
  • Demonstrated ability gained through 3+ years of progressively complex assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Proven team leadership skills. High energy level, goal oriented individual.
  • Excellent organizational, PC and project management skills. Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities.
  • Strong working knowledge of process improvement methodologies.  Excellent analytical/problem solving abilities.
  • Experience with assembly operations desired.
  • Familiarity with various manufacturing processes including metal fabrication, metal stamping, composite molding, injection molding, metal casting and others used in automotive or heavy truck industries desired.
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings. Experience with 3D CAD software desirable.
  • Training in Six Sigma DMAIC, DFSS and Advanced Quality Systems desirable.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% annually, occasionally on short notice.


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)