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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Job

Date: May 14, 2023

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Kenworth Division is looking for a strong Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - New Product Development who has an interest in working on next-generation industry-leading trucks to join our team in Kirkland, WA.


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!


Division Information

Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation, and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality, and inclusivity in the workplace.


Job Functions / Responsibilities 

  • Be part of a team of Advanced Manufacturing Engineers supporting development projects for new engines, zero-emissions powertrains, and self-driving vehicles
  • Provide Simultaneous Manufacturing Engineering input to Design Engineering and coordinate plant input and feedback
  • Develop Manufacturing and Operations functional requirements documents and validation plans for software and hardware testing and programming
  • Complete all necessary Manufacturing Documents per the approved schedule
  • Develop, assess, and implement processes to test and validate new truck systems technologies prior to production implementation
  • Assist in Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and lead efforts in Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), where appropriate
  • Review and develop new technologies for manufacturing, assembling, programming, and testing components and systems
  • Supervises the acquisition and implementation of project-related capital tooling assets


Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, or Software Engineering or a related field
  • EIT certification preferred
  • Demonstrated ability gained through 3-5 years of progressively complex engineering assignments
  • Training in DFSS is required and training in Advanced Quality Systems is desirable
  • Knowledge of software development V-cycle is desirable
  • Understanding of J1939 communications protocol and heavy vehicle electrical architecture
  • Experience developing automated test routines for electrical systems is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational, PC, and project management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities


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 include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more 


Additional Job Board Information

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for Advanced Manufacturing Engineer is $93,000 – $145,500 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or another legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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