IT Department

Information Technology is fundamental to the success of Leyland Trucks. Our onsite IT team is an active member of the ITD Europe group and an influential part of PACCAR's Global IT Division.

We provide a comprehensive range of services directly to the assembly plant and beyond into Europe and the UK dealer network.

The department operates with a flat structure and has approximately 30 experienced staff who are all encouraged to contribute to the success of their team. A small management team is responsible for:

 Application Team Infrastructure Team Specialists
Business Analysts
Designers
Developers
Test Analysts
Unix Administrators
Windows Server Admins
Database Administrators
Network Administrators
User Support Analysts
Voice System Admins
Engineering System Admins
Project Managers
Working with colleagues from the business, the application team delivers innovative and market leading bespoke solutions using Oracle and Microsoft .Net technologies. In addition, they support modified standard applications from vendors including Oracle, JDA and PTC.

Our infrastructure team implements and supports robust, mission critical systems based on industry standard technologies from suppliers such as Dell, IBM, CISCO, Oracle, Microsoft, and VMWare.

The IT function forms an integral part of the business enabling the plant to run efficiently and produce outputs of award winning quality. Staff are expected to contribute and implement ideas which make significant improvements and efficiency savings for the business.

Recent initiatives include:
• Windows Server Virtualisation project
• First PACCAR site to implement Global Voice solution forming part of the EU cluster
• New efficient data centre build
• Core Network and Access Switch replacement
• Windows 7 migration
• PC Replacement programme
• Windows Server 2003 replacement
• Numerous IT security projects
• Replacement of Engineering Design System
• Implementation of a new PACCAR Parts System
• Implementation Six Sigma project on-boarding process
• Numerous new business solutions for manufacturing, supply chain, material handling, demand planning and forecasting.

Staff training and development forms an important part of the running of the department. The wide variety of work within a small team provides ample new challenges and opportunities to develop new skills both locally and on European & Global projects. Formal external training is provided to equip employees with the knowledge and skills to carry out their tasks.

IT activities are governed and controlled using industry standard frameworks such as ITIL and COBIT.

Our staff enjoy hands on customer facing work and interacting directly with business. Every day provides a new challenge and exciting opportunities to learn more and help the business continue to be a success. Many IT employees have enjoyed long careers with Leyland Trucks and have come into the business via different routes. The Leyland Trucks business and PACCAR group opens up a wide range of career progression opportunities too for those looking for career progression.

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