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Complexity Management Engineer Job

Company: PACCAR Inc.
Location: Renton
Posted on: January 7, 2021

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

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

The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced Production environment to troubleshoot issues on the production line and drive to resolution, mitigate risk associated with high complexity product, rare option content, new product implementations, high profile builds, and pilot/prototype trials. Daily activities will include taking shop calls, coordinating with plant production, materials & quality departments on all aspects of the manufacturing process, issue investigation, interaction with design engineering and PACCAR Engine Company. Information dissemination is a key aspect of this position and excellent communication skills are required.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

Work in a fast paced environment providing timely support to Production, Quality and Materials related to build issues.
Investigate issues to determine root cause and bring issues to closure via corrective actions.
Develop short term engineering solutions and containment strategies with Design Engineering to eliminate recurring production line issues.
Communicate to production the impact of engineering issues and rework instructions to resolve issue.
Communicate chassis image changes verbally, using email distributions, and via use of the online defect tracking system. (EWI)
Update management on key issues and impacts to production flow.
Perform in depth review of assigned projects/builds to identify potential areas of impact/risk for the Renton plant. Facilitate information transfer to affected departments for action.
Reduce plant and ultimately production impacts associated with new product implementations and high content builds through review of ECNs, REIs, frame layout, bill of material and selection logic, and build station assignment.
Document progress on assigned reviews.
Facilitate coordination of pilot builds and prototype trials between Design Engineering, PTC, and Renton plant personnel.
Develop and deliver plant awareness overviews related to assigned builds and new product implementations. May include interaction with Plant Training Department on development of training documentation.
Represent Renton Plant in Kenworth Division Design reviews and tollgates. Solicit and communicate Production input during the design cycle to support design for manufacturability. Initiate request for pilot builds on builds with major impact.
Participate in weekly meetings focused on upcoming build challenges.
Document build issues using the PLR2015 system, perform containment activities, pursue corrective action, and verify design completeness.
Participate in Plant Continuous Improvement Activities to satisfy lean methodology initiatives.
Develop solutions to effectively manage identified production challenges related to daily manufacturing.
Complete design activities to drive expedited implementation of identified improvements.
Primary backup for Liaison Engineering.
Conduct and document investigations relating to special assignments requested by Engineering Integration Group Lead or Resident Engineering Manager.


Bachelor's degree required, engineering strongly preferred.
High level of initiative and demonstrated use of proactive problem solving approach.
Excellent communication and team building skills.
Must be able to work with a diverse set of stakeholders and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
Working knowledge of Lean Methodology and/or training and experience in use of Six Sigma tools.
Working knowledge of PCMS, CMS-80, Pro/Engineer, PLR/FRACAS.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Keywords: PACCAR Inc., Renton , Complexity Management Engineer Job, Engineering , Renton, Washington

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