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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - New Product Development Job

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033 Renton, WA, US, 98055 Sainte-Th�r�se, CA, J7E 4K9 Chillicothe, OH, US, 45601-8829

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer to join our Manufacturing Team. The position is open to multiple locations in Kirkland, WARenton, WAChillicothe, OH, and Ste Therese, Canada.


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 is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium-duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium-duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.


Position Summary

Do you like working on projects from initial concept all the way through to production launch? Does the opportunity to develop the next-generation assembly processes for zero-emissions vehicles, and autonomous Vehicles excite you? If so a position in the Kenworth Advanced Manufacturing group might be the challenge you’re looking for. The successful candidate will join a team of high-performing professionals who pride themselves on developing innovative processes, setting industry standards for quality, and providing cost-effective designs. This position offers an excellent opportunity for career growth. Successful team members have advanced to prominent roles in other areas of the organization including Plant Operations, Product Engineering, Procurement, After Sales, and Internal Audit. Come be a part of the Kenworth team and have the satisfaction of seeing the results of your hard work out on the road every day.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

Manage the development and implementation of Manufacturing Engineering plans for new product development projects including:

  • Support the design, development, and implementation of a wide variety of new product offerings ranging from Electric, Hydrogen, Self-Driving, and Styling-related programs.
  • Implement manufacturing objectives and strategies to meet business and project objectives.
  • Performing Process Impacts, Floor Plan Rearrangements, Risk Assessments, PFMEA’s, and Training Plans associated with product changes.
  • Develop tooling and equipment budgets including prototype tooling, supplier-based components, assembly, and inspection tooling, and plant assembly tooling and equipment.
  • Introduce new technologies for manufacturing components/assemblies.
  • Develop in-process test plans for programming and verification of installed systems, aligned with overall testing and programming initiatives.
  • Support total life cycle costing for monthly reporting.
  • Perform tasks on a mix of long-term and near-term projects.
  • Complete Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Quality, and Six Sigma projects at the manufacturing plants or suppliers.
  • Supervise the acquisition and implementation of project-related capital tooling assets.
  • Participate in project-related Supplier Readiness Reviews.
  • Facilitate implementation of the manufacturing project plan at PACCAR plants.
  • Support the development of smaller running changes across the entire product line-up.


Required Qualifications / Skills

  • BS Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated ability gained through a minimum of 1 year of progressively complex engineering or plant engineering assignments 
  • Excellent organizational, PC, and project management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities
  • Ability to travel within North America for support of product launch, occasionally on short notice


Desirable Qualifications / Skills

  • Experience with assembly and process validation of products with multiple sensors and electronic control units
  • Familiarity with J1939 CAN Bus architecture 
  • Knowledge or interest in truck systems, embedded software, and V-cycle-based software development
  • Training in DFSS and Quality Systems
  • Familiarity with various product tooling and manufacturing processes, including programming and process validation testing
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing Tools
  • Proven success working individually and, on a team


Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • 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.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave.401k with 100% company match, AND a company-paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.


Additional Job Board Information

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 other 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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