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Paccar | Kirkland, Washington
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Job Description

Works as part of a team responsible for implementing major component specifications including Engines, Transmissions, and Axles.  Interacts with multiple suppliers, engineers, operations, and other departments to define specifications that meet application guidelines.  Maintains bills of material and selection logic integrity.  Processes Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) to support implementation schedules.  Effectively manages multiple work requests and balances competing priorities to complete assigned tasks.  Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement in day-to-day activities.



  • Maintains Database for Engine, Transmission, and Axle part number generators
  • Understands and utilizes technical data sheets from suppliers
  • Communicates part specifications to engineering, materials, plants
  • Investigates and responds to inquiries in timely and professional manner
  • Interacts with suppliers and their databases
  • Answers and creates Requests for Engineering Information (REIs)
  • Creates and maintains bill of material and selection logic as required to support major components for KW truck production
  • Generates and/or maintains compatibility messages
  • Documents work per standard work procedure
  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Completes other assignments as requested by supervisor




  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably Bachelor of Science.
  • High level of initiative and demonstrated use of proactive problem solving approach
  • Excellent communication and prioritization skills
  • Must be able to work with a diverse set of stakeholders and manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Strong computer aptitude required; Access Database knowledge preferred; working knowledge of computer systems relating to Product Structure and Selection system including PCMS, CMS-80 desired.
  • Previous truck/automotive and/or manufacturing experience/product knowledge a plus
  • Engine/transmission/axle knowledge a plus

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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