Cost and Process Improvement Manager

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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

PACCAR Kirkland, WA

Kirkland, WA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


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 also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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!

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.

The primary focus and responsibility of this position is thecontinuing improvement of the quality of the Division s product releases, costimprovement efforts including Material Cost Excellence (MCE), projectimplementations, use of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and other tools, and tomonitor progress towards the achievement of the Division s Six Sigma goals.

Assist the cost reduction and warranty reduction teams onachieving their goals by providing strategic direction.
Provide hands-on mentoring and guidance to the Division s engineering, project and project interfacing staff in the use of the phase-gate process.
Provide hands-on mentoring and guidance to the Division s engineering and project staff in the use of the appropriate Material Cost Excellence tools in design and development projects.
Provide hands-on mentoring and guidance to the Division s engineering and project staff in the use of the appropriate Six Sigma tools in design and product development projects.
Provide hands-on guidance in the use of the appropriate forms for Six Sigma and Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC)-based projects.
Promote and mentor the use of the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology.
Assist Division Engineering and Accounting, as well as Corporate Purchasing and other Divisions, as appropriate, to evaluate proposed savings projects to ensure a high level of quality and return.
Assist in the development and implementation of improvements to the Division s product development and project release processes and systems.
Travel up to 15%.

Bachelor s degree in Engineering or Sciences required; advanced degree preferred.
Six Sigma Black Belt or Quality Engineer (CQE) certification highly desired.
Demonstrable ability to teach, mentor and instruct a diversified staff in the appropriate use of quality tools to drive quality improvements in products and projects.
10 years of diversified experience in Manufacturing, Assembly and Engineering desired.
Able to effectively manage multiple tasks, take initiative, be a strong team player and problem-solver.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated success in working on intra-division program teams.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and Project.
Project management experience, a plus.

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

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

Additional Benefits

PACCAR offers an excellent benefits package.