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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.


Requisition Summary

Manage the material implementation segment of Engineering Change Notices.  Assure that processes requiring Plant/Division coordination for new product implementation and product changes are well defined and supported.  Coordinate the material segment of these changes with the supplier, to establish a mutually agreed upon implementation date while minimizing surplus and obsolete inventory.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Review Engineering Change Notices and assess for potential impact on operations.
  • Identify issues and develop interdepartmental strategies for implementation of Engineering Change Notices.
  • Track project implementation status including: plant and supplier inventory levels, PPAP status, tooling status, and other critical information.
  • Direct the materials organization toward stated project implementation objectives.
  • Analyze overall project impact to materials.  Identify and communicate pertinent information regarding lead times, inventory costs and project financial risks to Change Control and Materials management.
  • Work in partnership with Engineering and Division Materials, Corporate Quality, Corporate Purchasing, suppliers and the plants to ensure smooth project implementations.
  •  Coordinate disposition of surplus and obsolete material and recommend disposal.
  • Assign planning responsibility for new parts to Division Planners.
  • Maintain required Division and/or Plant databases.


Qualifications & Skills

  • 2-3 years of experience in materials or manufacturing support preferred.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and flexible to a consistently changing and developing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including: written, verbal, listening and presentation are required.
  • Knowledge of statistics, supply chain management, distribution practices, EDI, inventory management, and production environments strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities effectively in fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects.
  • Negotiation skills, including conflict management.
  • Mechanical aptitude including ability to read blueprints and communicate technical information clearly.
  • Proficient with personal computers including; Excel, Access, and an understanding of the CMS-80 system.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.


Education/Training Required:

  • Bachelor's degree required


Additional Internal Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran Status


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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