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Electric Vehicle Mechanical Engineer - Air Systems Job

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

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


Job Summary 
Kenworth is expanding its Air Systems Engineering 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 air systems integration and have experience or the desire to gain experience in air systems 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 Systems 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.


Here's what you will do in this role: 
•    Define requirements for, evaluate, design, and select air systems components appropriate for PACCAR diesel, battery electric vehicle (BEV), and other alternative power source vehicles.
•    Define integration requirements and lead the implementation into medium and heavy duty trucks.
•    Utilize Pro/E to create optimized parts and assembly of complex designs.
•    Drive chosen supplier partners to meet program schedules and milestones.
•    Work with internal and external organizations on issue identification, root cause analysis, design, validation, product release, and field support.
•    Support efforts with lead teams at other PACCAR divisions to ensure successful global launches of 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.
•    Manage vehicle-related issue resolution projects “cradle-to-grave” in all areas of the truck.
•    Up to 20% travel possible


Required Skills: 
•    BSME or equivalent engineering degree required
•    2+ years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components required
•    Experience working within a gated product creation process desired
•    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


Preferred Skills: 
•    Master’s Degree and PE license preferred
•    Project management, and/or design lead experience preferred
•    Experience working within a gated product creation process desired
•    Experience working with Creo preferred
•    Past experience working onsite at a PACCAR facility is a plus

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.


•    BSME or equivalent engineering degree required
•    Master’s Degree and PE license preferred


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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