Design Engineer - Electrified Powertrain Job

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Date: Feb 3, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

Kenworth is expanding its Powertrain team to include integration of electrified powertrains as well as advanced diesel powertrains. We are looking to add engineers to the team that are knowledgeable in vehicle powertrain integration and have experience or the desire to gain experience in electric powertrain design. Our ideal candidates will be motivated to contribute to a new generation of vehicles at Kenworth and PACCAR globally.


This position is within the Powertrain Engineering department at Kenworth. Responsibilities will include requirements definition, investigative, development, coordination, and implementation activities.  The team will interface with other teams at PACCAR developing other related systems and represent North American vehicle requirements in our global organization.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Define requirements for, evaluate, design, and select powertrain systems appropriate for PACCAR diesel, BEV, and other alternative power source vehicles.
  • Define integration requirements and lead the implementation into medium and heavy duty trucks
  • Lead benchmarking activities, technology evaluation, and participate in development of validation standards for responsible systems
  • Drive chosen supplier partners to meet program schedules and milestones
  • Support efforts with lead teams at other PACCAR divisions to ensure successful global launches PACCAR vehicles. Includes interfacing with PACCAR Technical Center, Peterbilt, DAF, and PACCAR purchasing. 
  • Communicate results and progress to team and stakeholders on a regular basis and facilitate technology transfer between PACCAR divisions


Qualifications / Skills

  • BSME or equivalent engineering degree required; Master's Degree and PE license preferred
  • Passion and interest in working on commercial vehicle powertrains, including next generation electrified drivetrains and vehicles
  • Overall product knowledge required; engine, cooling, and transmission system experience preferred
  • Demonstrated prior design experience; project management, and/or design lead experience preferred
  • Experience working within a gated product creation process desired
  • Demonstrated CAD / 3D Modeling experience; Creo preferred
  • Experience with system-level requirements development, component selection, integration, performance, and validation
  • Previously demonstrated resourcefulness, strong technical knowledge, analytical capability, and communication skills.
  • Self-directed with excellent analysis and engineering judgement
  • Collaborative nature, fosters a sense of team across groups and cultures
  • Demonstrated high levels of initiative and innovation
  • Ability to perform in a fast-pace, results-oriented environment, while managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Up to 20% travel possible


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 


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 Design Engineer- Electrified Powertrain is $80,800-$126,600 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 other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment. 

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