PACCAR CAREERS

Interested in working with highly motivated colleagues? Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, build our excellent products, distribute parts or be involved in the provision of financial or leasing services, PACCAR Australia offers  a multitude of career opportunities:
  • Kenworth is Australia’s market leader and most revered brand in heavy-duty trucks. All its vehicles are designed, engineered and manufactured locally to meet some of the world’s toughest applications.
  • DAF Trucks Australia imports DAF trucks from our European counterparts, DAF NV, which is PACCAR’s leading commercial vehicle manufacture in Europe. DAF sells and provides aftermarket support to our medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the Australian market.
  • PACCAR Parts provides global parts distribution and aftersales support to Kenworth and DAF dealerships across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
  • PACCAR Financial is dedicated to financing trucks and trailers for our Kenworth and DAF customers.
  • PacLease provides customised full-service lease, rental and contract maintenance programs in the Australian market designed for each customer’s unique business needs.


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WHY PACCAR AUSTRALIA?


The culture at PACCAR Australia is what sets us apart from other companies. Much like the trucks we build, it’s based on a commitment to quality, longevity and continual improvement.
Through training, education and the opportunity to find and pursue the career path of their choosing, we strive to bring out the best in every one of the 800+ people who work for PACCAR Australia. Our reward… the customers’ reward… is a workforce with genuine and enduring passion for what they do.
It matters not who you are, or the role for which you’ve been recruited, when you join PACCAR Australia you are given the opportunity to spend 2-4 weeks on the production line – building the trucks that carry our name and reputation.
An immersive, highly influential induction, it creates a lasting appreciation for our purpose, our products, the skills required to build them and the critical role each staff member plays in delivering a truck of Kenworth quality. And in the process fosters an enduring, company-wide camaraderie.
From that common starting point, a range of career pathways open up. We encourage all staff to develop new skills through exposure to different tasks, or sections of the company. This allows individuals to discover their area of greatest interest or ability, and allows us to support them in pursuing relevant careers through training and further education.
Indeed, PACCAR invests more than 32,000 hours each year on staff training, and as a registered training organisation, delivers nationally accredited certificate and diploma level courses on a range of relevant topics.
This commitment to our workforce has not gone unnoticed – PACCAR has twice been named Victorian Employer of the Year – nor is it unreciprocated. Employees stay with our company longer and dedicate themselves wholly to building the world’s best trucks for our customers.

WHAT WE VALUE

Total Quality Commitment
Customer responsiveness
Long-term partnerships
Strong balance sheet
Ethics
Social responsibility
Workplace Diversity Policy
Code of Business Conduct

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT PACCAR

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND PROFESIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PACCAR is a registered training organisation and we believe in developing all employees, no matter where in the company they work.As well as comprehensive induction and on-the-job training, we hold annual refresher courses in compliance, safety, equal opportunity, harassment and bullying. And we use e-learning, on-the-job and classroom-based formats to deliver them. All this gives our people the chance to build successful, sustainable and enjoyable careers.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (EAP)
We offer a free, professional and confidential counselling service to all employees and their families. Families experiencing problems with work or life in general can speak to one of the counsellors we engage through Converge International, either on-site or by calling our after-hours support line.
We also offer weekly on-site access to a physiotherapist to help our people maintain their wellbeing, and have a full-time occupational nurse and fully equipped health centre. Regular health and well-being programs are conducted, with all employees granted to access to quit smoking initiatives, health assessments and flu vaccinations.
SALARY PACKAGING
We offer people in eligible positions the chance to ‘salary package’ superannuation, corporate health benefits and car novated leases.
PARENTAL LEAVE
Our parental leave policy encourages new parents to return to work with us. Along with government-legislated entitlements, we give new mothers full pay for the first six weeks of their leave.
Employees returning from parental leave are entitled to return to their previous position or an equivalent position. Part-time opportunities and job-share roles can be explored too, if it interests you. This also applies if you have adopted a child up to the age of five years.
EMPLOYEE REWARD & RECOGNITION PROGRAM
A range of programs are offered including recognition of service.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
Our facilities at PACCAR Bayswater include 24-hour security services, free car parking for employees, on-site subsidised café with indoor and outdoor eating areas, tennis court and barbeque area, walking track, lush green outlook with gardens and active social club, including a children’s Christmas party

RECENT GRADUATES AND STUDENTS

Are you looking for an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to a dynamic organisation? With your drive, determination and creativity, PACCAR will help launch your career while you gain practical work experience.
INTERNSHIPS
Interns at PACCAR gain practical work experience, an introduction to the company and the opportunity to network with other interns.
RECENT GRADUATES
PACCAR Australia actively recruits new university graduates to fill a range of entry-level positions in fields such as: Accounting and Finance, Customer Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing and Sales, Operations/Materials Handling/Planning, Quality Assurance/Supplier Quality, Production Assembly and Supply Chain Management
PROGRAM OUTLINE
During our four-year program, graduates experience ‘real jobs’ that make real contributions to our business. They gain experience across a variety of departments, with rotations lasting around 12 to18 months, according to the needs of the business.
In their first year, graduates learn about truck models, our company history and core business skills. They get hands-on manufacturing experience in our Kenworth plant – along with the opportunity for further training in programs such as Six Sigma, leadership and presentation skills. And to help our graduates get the experience and knowledge they need, we assign a mentor from our business to each one.
Graduates can apply for vacant permanent positions within PACCAR at any stage during their program, or when they finish, we offer them a permanent role that suits their expertise. To express your interest in the 2016 Graduate intake, please follow this link to our careers page.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Kenworth DAF Melbourne, a division of PACCAR Australia has a strong commitment to apprentice training as a continual pipeline for future skilled heavy vehicle tradespeople. Our apprentices are trained and supervised by experienced heavy diesel technicians, auto electricians and parts interpreters and attend Kangan TAFE or Ballarat University to complete trade school. On-the-job training is conducted in our 30 bay workshop based in Laverton in clean safe working conditions.
PACCAR Australia offers apprenticeships in: Heavy Vehicle Diesel Mechanics, Automotive Electrician and Parts Interpretation.
Diesel Mechanic and Auto Electrical apprenticeships are four years on-the-job training including three years attending trade school. All PACCAR apprentices also undertake PACCAR training courses to develop them personally and technically.
Apprentices will progress with each year of experience through a variety of job roles to ensure their competency and proficiency in all aspects of heavy vehicle diesel mechanics or auto electrics are completed by 4th year.
Working as a PACCAR apprentice means that you will be well paid, work in clean and safe conditions and you will be trained to a high standard. Trade school fees, uniform, safety boots and a tool allowance will be provided.
To be considered for an apprenticeship, applicants must be motivated, enthusiastic and have a demonstrated an interest in the automotive industry. A minimum of Year 11 plus the completion of a pre-apprenticeship course are prerequisites. Two intakes per year of apprentices occurs. Candidates interested in applying are required to submit a resume, cover letter, two referees, pre-apprenticeship results and any other supporting documentation addressed to the Human Resources Services Manager.




Careers

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A vibrant and exciting business, PACCAR Australia offers great opportunities for long and successful careers. Starting with a comprehensive induction program, the range of paths our employees can take is extensive. The benefits of working at PACCAR Australia include wide-ranging training options, on-site cafe, free parking and opportunities for advancement in all areas of the business.



History

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In 1905 William Pigott Snr founded Seattle Car MFg Co, which later merged with Twohy Brothers to become Pacific Car and Foundry Company. More than 110 years later PACCAR Inc. is now one of the world’s largest companies with more than 23,000 employees, and multiple manufacturing sites and offices around the world. PACCAR was recognised as a technology leader in InformationWeek magazine’s ‘2015 Elite 100 Companies’.


Network

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The PACCAR dealer network for Kenworth and DAF trucks is one of the strongest in Australia, comprising factory-trained, experienced technicians who have access to modern facilities, diagnostic equipment and specialist tooling. Offering a wide range of services from truck cleaning to total overhauls, your local Kenworth and DAF dealership has the specialist equipment, skills and expertise to look after you and your truck.


Engines

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All PACCAR engines are designed to offer the highest standards of economy, reliability and durability.  PACCAR Engines are cleaner and deliver high power and torque at low engine speeds. The outstanding quality of the current range of PACCAR engines is a reflection of over 50 years experience that PACCAR  has accumulated in the development and production of its own engines.


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