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Mechanical Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Outerbody Job

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Denton, TX, US

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

Do you want to help shape the future of Peterbilt and PACCAR?  We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer with interest in supporting autonomous vehicle outerbody design development.  Duties involve interface with Product Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Management across all PACCAR Divisions to evaluate customer requirements and definition of vehicle level targets that support launching the next generation of autonomous trucks.  Scope of work includes project definition, mature ideas through concept development, final design development, validation planning, testing support and launching product into production.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of an ADAS Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Platform (AV-P) outerbody components (hood, roof, chassis fairings, mirrors, etc…).
  • Initial packaging/space claim studies of AV-P components/systems.
  • Facilitate program definition activities with PACCAR teams to deliver cost-efficient solutions.
  • Coordinate with Product Planning, Manufacturing & PACCAR Parts to align major program book of wishes and identify all customer requirements which cascade into design requirements.
  • Interdivisional program coordination including interfacing with PACCAR Embedded software engineering, PACCAR Innovation Center (PIC), and PACCAR Technical Center (PTC).
  • Coordinate with Vehicle Property Owners (VPO) to set project vehicle performance targets.
  • Provide design requirements to support Product Description Books (PDB), establishing project scope, vehicle requirements and performance targets.
  • Coordinate with Marketing to identify new and existing option codes required.
  • Completion of Six Sigma and PCP/Tollgate documentation in assigned phases.

Qualifications / Skills

  • Strong organizational and documentation skills with the ability to prioritize work effectively.
  • Requires a proactive approach to reconciling issues and reaching early resolution and consensus.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks, ability to learn on the fly, and adapt to change.
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong overall knowledge of PACCAR vehicles.
  • ADAS vehicle experience preferred.

Qualifications / Skills Continued

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck components and systems is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with CREO / CREO View / Windchill required.
  • Experience with a Phase Gate development process.
  • Knowledge in the use of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools.
  • Act in a professional manner in all contacts with external and internal customers.
  • Demonstrate professional and successful communication skills (verbal/written) with strong, effective interpersonal abilities.


Engineering Bachelor’s degree required.

Additional Job Board Information

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


Why work for PACCAR/Peterbilt?

  • Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% match, AND a company paid Pension Plan after 5 years of service.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Comprehensive Paid Time Off – Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.
  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.

Nearest Major Market: Denton
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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