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Mechanical Engineer - Low Cab Forward Engineer Job

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Date: Aug 22, 2019

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

The Low Cab Forward Engineer will support design and development for the Peterbilt models 520 and 220, as well as the KW K270/K370. This position will be based in Denton, TX and will interface with the Mexicali design team as well as the KenMex production facility.

Job Functions / Responsibilities
  • Design, develop and launch heavy-duty truck systems in the Low Cab Forward group. 
  • Utilize Pro/E to create complex assemblies that meet both structural and aesthetic goals.
  • Work with internal and external organizations to validate the designs.
  • Utilize PACCAR and industry systems to manage the product implementation process, track costs, and support new product introductions.
  • Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions.
  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously.
  • Develop and maintain a clear understanding of plant and supplier processes.
  • Apply creativity to design tasks and propose innovative approaches to standard work.
Skills / Competencies
  • Degree in Engineering required
  • 3+ years industry-related background in the design and specification of automotive systems  
  • Advanced proficiency using Pro/E or other solids modeling software required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform and/or lead development efforts on design techniques including Design for Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Pro-E and specific technical competencies.  
  • Working knowledge of GD&T principles.
  • Willingness to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques.
  • Experience solving complex technical problems.
  • Past experience in product development and new product implementation. 
  • Travel required <15%
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred

Degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent experience required. Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is strongly preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Denton
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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