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Mechanical Engineer - Forward Lighting Job

Date: Jan 8, 2023

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!

 

Requisition Summary

This position will be responsible for engineering design, development, and production support at Peterbilt Division Headquarters in Denton, Texas, of vehicle lighting, including but not limited to forward lighting, side indicators, rear lighting, and interior lighting. Duties involve working on new development programs, employing innovative skills to evolve ideas from concepts to implementation, providing engineering assistance, assembly / system design, problem resolution, training and other engineering duties supporting various aspects of expedited programs. Additional tasks include, completion of six sigma documentation in assigned phases of project and applying standard engineering techniques with minimal supervision, occasionally requiring independent evaluation.  Hiring level for this position will be dependent upon education and experience.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Identify and initiate designs of a complex nature and conduct necessary research incidental to design.
  • Coordinate with Vehicle Definition, Product Planning, and Styling teams to develop future lighting product concepts.
  • Complete design projects through the processes of planning, concept development, calculation and design analysis, design, testing, evaluation, and implementation.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Manage supplier activities related to design and manufacture of components.
  • Apply knowledge of stress analysis and FEA.
  • Apply knowledge of electrical requirements to support lighting functions.
  • Apply knowledge of various materials and manufacturing processes for lighting components.
  • Research, understand, and stay current with global vehicle lighting legislative requirements
  • Knowledge of CREO (Pro/Engineer) and Windchill functionality.
  • Coordinate and complete projects and design efforts with other engineering groups and departments within the company.
  • Contribute to engineering activity status reports and other detailed reporting as directed.
  • Identify, prioritize, and coordinate resolution of production, production control, and Quality Assurance issues as appropriate.
  • Apply a proactive approach to defining issues and reaching early resolution and consensus.
  • Demonstrate professional and successful communication skills (verbal/written) with strong, effective interpersonal abilities.
  • Act in a professional manner in all contacts with external and internal customers.
  • Domestic and/or International travel as required.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in physics or engineering, preferably mechanical, or electrical.

General Description of Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short- and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

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, Peterbilt Black Organization for Leadership and Development (PB BOLD), and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).


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