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Mechanical Engineer - Chassis Development Job

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for engineering investigation, research, design, development and analysis of chassis structures, suspension, steering, and axle components within the Chassis Development group at Peterbilt Division Headquarters in Denton, Texas.  Duties involve working on new development programs, employing innovative skills to evolve ideas from concepts to implementation, current production design & support, factory process improvements, and field service & warranty projects.  Additional duties include providing engineering assistance, assembly / system design, root cause analysis, problem definition and resolution, training and other engineering duties supporting various aspects of expedited programs.  Additional tasks include completion of design for six sigma documentation in assigned phases of project, tracking costs and applying standard engineering techniques with minimal supervision, occasionally requiring independent evaluation.  Hiring level for this position will be dependent upon education and experience.

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!

Division Information

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.

This position is based at Peterbilt’s Division Office in Denton, Texas, where we have been headquartered since 1980. In Denton, we have manufactured, supported, and distributed over 1 million trucks. Our employees take great pride in our products. We are recognized as a premier employer and valued partner in the local community.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Identify and initiate designs of a complex nature and conduct necessary research incidental to design.
  • Complete design projects through the processes of planning, concept development, calculation and design analysis, packaging studies, design, testing, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Use knowledge and skills in Windchill and Creo to create CAD models and drawings.
  • Apply knowledge of stress analysis and FEA.
  • Apply knowledge of various materials and manufacturing processes for components used in vehicle chassis.
  • Apply knowledge of GD&T principles.
  • Develop and support FMEA, DVP&R, and other aspects of DFSS.
  • Support sourcing process and manage supplier activities related to design and manufacture of components.
  • Coordinate and complete projects and design efforts with other engineering groups, departments, and divisions within the company, such as PACCAR Technical Center, DAF, Kenworth, and the PACCAR Engine Company.
  • Prepare engineering activity status reports and other detailed reporting as directed. 
  • Identify, prioritize, and coordinate resolution of production, production control, warranty, and quality assurance issues as appropriate using a proactive approach.
  • Apply a proactive approach to defining issues and reaching early resolution and consensus.
  • Act in a professional manner in all contacts with external and internal customers.
  • Occasional travel.

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.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck assembly, components, and systems is preferred.
  • Previous design experience of parts and assemblies is preferred.
  • Knowledge of component analysis and validation techniques will be given preference.
  • Knowledge of chassis structure and suspensions, layouts and system design will be given preference.
  • Proficiency with computer applications for project management, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written) and presentation skills desirable with strong, effective interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to learn quickly, easily adapt to change, and a desire to solve complex technical problems.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field is 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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