Unit Manager

Denton, TX

Leads team members to identify, manage, and execute the plants process improvement opportunities. Manages production employees to attain production and quality goals. Identifies problems or bottlenecks in production processes and resolves issues. Ensures production resources including materials, equipment and human resources are available as needed to maintain production schedules. Drives continuous improvement goals in safety, quality, delivery, cost, morale and environment. Responsible for managing and owning department functions of the business and creating an engaged, team oriented work force in order to improve business results.

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!

Job Functions/Responsibilities

Acts as a primary resource to production team to help drive PACCAR Production System (PPS) and meet goals in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale, and Environment
Manages production and maintenance activities to meet plant goals efficiently and effectively - accountable for line performance
Leads and engages team members to improve systems, processes and procedures
Leads by example and demonstrates PACCAR values
Maintains team's adherence to plant rules, policies, and procedures
Coaches team in personal accountability, giving and receiving feedback, root cause analysis, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communications
Troubleshoots problems and implements corrective actions through root cause analysis
Seeks and provides resources for team and provides necessary training that will assist the team in reaching its goals
Conducts frequent Safety coaching with team and leads implementation of safe work practices
Leads and/or actively participates in Focused Improvement Teams to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost
Accurately manage time and attendance for hourly employees daily through established time keeping system and takes immediate action to resolve issues as they arise
Responsible to respond to or resolve all employee issues in their area of responsibility
Responsible for enforcing work rules and assessing with corrective action when warranted
Ensure all newly hired employees receive training
Leads team in tracking and understanding performance metrics and creating action plans to address performance gaps.
Actively reinforces key PPS concepts every day through coaching and auditing of team members, Standard Work and ensuring effective pre-shift meetings.
Provides frequent informal and periodic formal job performance feedback to team.

Division Information

On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilts red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride. Peterbilt has reigned as Americas premium quality truck manufacturer since the companys founding in 1939. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes Peterbilt the Class of the Industry.



Bachelor's degree in a technical or business related field highly preferred
1-3+ years' experience in a manufacturing/operations environment
Demonstrated knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles
Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, identify and address problems, and meet deadlines
Team leadership skills
1-3+ years' experience leading high performance work teams a plus
Ability to perform formal root cause analysis to identify and resolve operational issues
Strong leadership; organizational and planning abilities; and excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential
Excellent written, verbal and group or individual presentation skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office


Four year degree is recommended.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups - The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women's Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).

Must be able to work any shift.

General Description of all Benefits As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off - minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more
Location Denton, TX (76210)
Job Type Full Time
Company PACCAR
Posted 21 days ago