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Industrial Designer/Transportation Designer Job

Date: May 17, 2022

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

Company: PACCAR

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!


Peterbilt Motors Company
On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilt's red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride.  Peterbilt has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer since the company's 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. 

Requisition Summary

The Industrial/Transportation Designer is responsible to provide the design and oversight for exterior and interior projects, including advanced technology projects and subprojects. Works closely in collaboration with Digital Modelers and the Modeling Studio to ensure the design intent is captured in both digital models and physical model properties through all phases of the design and product creation process.  The Sr. Industrial Designer reports to the Chief Designer.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Create and implement innovative design solutions for future and current truck exterior and interior designs, including advanced technology projects and subprojects.
  • Knowledge and skills to execute multiple programs and projects through all phases of design and product development from concept through to production implementation with minimal guidance or oversight.
  • Work closely with the Digital Modeling and the Studio Modeling Staff, and engaging all internal and external customers, suppliers, and stake holders through the design development to ensure the design intent and objectives are met.
  • Provide design oversight as necessary to follow up development of 3D CAD models and scale models to ensure a high level of surface refinement and quality of design.
  • Work jointly with studio designers, modelers, product planners and engineering to achieve the stated goals, and promoting clear and concise communication about project deliverables and timelines ensuring milestones are met.
  • Be able to communicate design concepts through sketches and renderings and make formal presentations to senior level management and internal and external customers.
  • Effectively manage the scheduling for projects including efficient & timely completion.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks and to rapidly respond to model or packaging revisions and product changes as requested from Product Planning, Engineering and Industrial Design staff.
  • Demonstrate professional and successful communication skills (verbal/written/visual) with strong and effective interpersonal abilities.
  • Acquire the knowledge regarding technical developments of vehicles and their applications, industrial and automotive design, trends, materials, legal requirements and processing and production methods.
  • Manage Class-A surface releases and inspection of production parts against styling requirements
  • Able to identify, prioritize, and coordinate resolution of design feasibility between Industrial Design and Engineering Groups.

Skills / Competencies

  • Minimum of (2) years of professional vehicle design studio experience required.
  • Exceptionally creative, highly motivated, and team-oriented. Foster a creative and innovative culture internally and externally.
  • Strong leadership skills with strong emotional intelligence.
  • Skilled use of Rhino/Grasshopper CAD, Keyshot, and Photoshop or equivalent software are required. Gravity Sketch and AR/VR experience is preferred.


Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design or Transportation Design required.

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).

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