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Paccar | Louisville, Kentucky
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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's manufacturing facilities are located in Algona, WA, Louisville, KY, and  Plano, TX.


Position Summary


Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, strives to be the premier supplier in product quality, on-time delivery, and pre-production support to PACCAR's Kenworth and Peterbilt truck divisions and PACCAR Parts. The Dynacraft Inventory Contol Specialist reports to an Assistant Plant Manager and is responsible for assisting in the development of the strategic direction for the Plant in support of Dynacraft's vision and goals as well as supporting the Truck Plants and Aftermarket Customer requirements.


Job Summary

The Technical Specialist role is responsible for the study, analysis, development, and documentation of the plant assembly processes.The job also includes assistance with continuous improvement efforts focusing on: departmental quality improvement projects, ergonomic improvement projects, line balance optimization, and improvements in overall departmental efficiency.


Job Functions/Responsibilities


  • Study and analyze plant assembly processes with recommendations for improvement
  • Develop and document plant assembly processes
  • Assist in continuous improvement efforts
  • Eliminate roadblocks for production/distribution
  • Audit processes against Standard Work
  • Monitor tooling/equipment for fitness of use
  • Track 8D progress and assist with Root Cause Analysis
  • Maintain departmental training matrix
  • Implement and support initiatives to improve training levels
  • Conduct process and product audits and document results
  • Prepare and maintain documents that define and standardize operations, including but not limited to JBS, SWI, OPL, Kaizen forms, and other process documents
  • Assist in the maintenance of developed software programs (Visual Factory, EWI, etc..)
  • Maintain inventory and calibration of torque controlled tools
  • Manage new and replacement equipment tooling, including run off sampling and testing
  • Monitor and track scrap by department, establish plans to eliminate scrap
  • Introduce new manufacturing processes
  • Make recommendations for reducing product cycle time, efficiency improvements and reduced manufacturing costs
  • Participate in FMEA, PCP, or PFMEA review discussion
  • Drive continuous improvement for the department
  • Be able to recommend process and/or system changes to enhance safety/productivity/quality
  • Participate in corrective actions related to internal or external defects
  • Track and report results of internal defect measurement
  • Work with cross functional teams on Improvement Projects
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Must be able to operate independently with little guidance while being a positive contributor to a team environment.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Must lead by example and have a proven record of excellence in attendance, dependability and safety.
  • Must be self-motivated, well organized, flexible and able to handle the pressure of a high-volume operation.
  • Computer literacy is required with a familiarity of MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • A minimum of two (2) years manufacturing and/or distribution experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Six Sigma concepts and techniques.
  • Level four (4) trained preferred.
  • Demonstrate understanding of root cause and corrective action tools/methods.
  • Experience with SAP/RF/Operations preferred.




  • Bachelor's degree preferred


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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