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Mechanical Design Engineer - BEV Outerbody Development Job

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for Mechanical Design Engineer to join our Battery Electric Vehicle Outerbody Development 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 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.

 

Job Summary

Kenworth’s Zero Emissions Department is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our Outerbody Development Team. This individual will develop new aerodynamic products that support PACCAR’s lineup of advanced efficiency vehicles. The successful candidate can translate vehicle performance goals into concepts and develop designs through to production implementation. You will coordinate and execute design activities across multiple divisions of PACCAR to meet program goals. The ideal candidate will lead designs to deliver key technologies and production solutions that continue to enhance PACCAR’s reputation as an industry leader in the development of efficient and green solutions. Take advantage of the opportunity to see your designs making a difference!

 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Translate vehicle performance and goals into functional concepts utilizing Creo Parametric.
  • Work closely with the Industrial Design and Styling groups to develop new vehicle exteriors.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to analyze and validate designs with FEA, CFD, and durability testing.
  • Create rapid prototypes to quickly evaluate and or validate design concepts.
  • Employ Design for Six Sigma and engineering tools to develop and validate designs.
  • Manage implementation of product changes by tracking project schedule, budget, and functional requirements throughout the entire life of the project.
  • Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions.
  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously.
  • Travel up to 10%.

 

Qualifications / Skills

  • BSME or equivalent engineering degree is required; EIT certification is a plus.
  • Industry-related background in the design and specification of heavy-duty trucks is a plus.
  • Extensive 3D modeling software experience required (Creo Parametric specific knowledge is a plus).
  • Past experience in product development and new product implementation desired.
  • Working knowledge of sheet metal, composite panels, and polymers/elastomers and their manufacturing processes a plus.
  • Competency in the use of personal computer software including project management tools.
  • Understanding the use of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques.
  • Ability to perform in a lean, fast-paced, results-oriented environment, while managing multiple priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly present status updates.
  • Willingness to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Candidates should have a willingness to grow personally and professionally and be results-oriented.
  • Manufacturing plant experience is desirable.

 

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
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plan options for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts
  • A fully funded company-paid pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, 12 paid holidays, and sick leave
  • 401(k) with 100% company match up to 5% and stock options
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance 
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more
  • 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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