Mechanical Engineer -Routings Design Job

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Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76207-2198

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 also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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

This position will be responsible for air, electric, and fluid routings focused engineering design, development and production support. Duties involve root cause analysis, problem definition, problem resolution and reporting of work to upper management. Engineering projects may include new product development, current production design & support, field service & warranty, factory process improvements and service tool enhancements. 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. This position is based at Peterbilt Division Headquarters in Denton, Texas. The Mechanical Engineer will collaborate with suppliers and other divisions within PACCAR: DAF, Kenworth, PACCAR Technical Center and the PACCAR Engine Company.

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Identify and initiate routing designs of complex nature and conduct necessary research incidental to design.
  • Complete design projects through the processes of planning, concept development, calculation and design analysis, design review, testing, evaluation, and implementation.
  • Handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Manage supplier activities related to design and manufacture of components.
  • Apply knowledge of stress analysis and FEA.
  • Apply knowledge of various materials and manufacturing processes to positively influence designs.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in Creo and Windchill functionality, particularly Creo cabling.
  • Coordinate and complete projects and design efforts with other engineering groups and departments within the company as directed.
  • Analyze data from warranty claims to support current and future designs.
  • Apply a proactive hands-on approach to defining issues and reaching early resolution with consensus from all stakeholders.
  • Identify, prioritize, and coordinate resolutions of production, process control and Quality Assurance issues as appropriate.
  • Prepare engineering activity status reports and other detailed reporting as directed.
  • Demonstrate professional and successful communication skills (verbal/written) with strong, effective interpersonal abilities.
  • Act in a professional manner in all contact with external and internal customers.
  • Travel may be required.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree is required. Hiring level will be determined by related experience and education. 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck assembly, heavy truck components and systems is preferred.
  • Previous Design experience with routings of electric harnessing or fluid hoses is heavily preferred.  
  • Previous Design experience with Creo Parametric is heavily preferred, particularly Creo Cabling software.
  • Knowledge of vehicle routings and respective systems including engine, transmission, aftertreatment, coolant, fuel, air, battery cables and electric harnessing.
  • Knowledge of chassis layouts and system design is preferred.
  • Knowledge of component analysis & validation techniques is preferred.
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint and excellent presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with Excel.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change.
  • Ability to maintain progress on multiple projects and/or tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively by advocating for strategic objectives and/or procedural requirements.
  • Knowledge of vehicle vocations, applications, and how the customer uses the truck.


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

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

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

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