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Electrical Engineer - Systems Architecture Job

Date: Jan 26, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

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 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!




Kenworth Truck Company:

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.




Requisition Summary:

Kenworth is establishing a team dedicated to improving the quality of all engineering projects that require electrical wiring.  This new team is focused on definition of the electrical architecture of our systems.  You will be an engineer on this team establishing processes and quality electrical systems that will be used to construct wiring harnesses for our vehicles and improve service documentation for our dealerships.  We are looking for someone motivated to join this new team that is that knowledgeable of electrical systems and motivated to contribute to a new generation of vehicles at Kenworth and PACCAR at large.


This position is within the Electrical Engineering department at Kenworth and involves redefining how Kenworth vehicle requirements and system designs are integrated into vehicle level electrical systems.  This will include investigative, development, and coordination activities.  




Job Responsibilities:

  • Transform system requirements and legacy designs into system level logical schematics within the Siemens/Mentor Capital tool suite.  Quality work output will be defined as clear system logical diagrams that are optioned appropriately for best integration into vehicle harnesses.
  • Work with Field Service and repair teams to improve clarity and speed to market of troubleshooting documentation.
  • Help develop new Corporate Standards appropriate for electrical architecture to standardize new processes.
  • Work with other teams at Kenworth and other PACCAR divisions to provide complete architecture definition to meet major harness release schedules.  This includes interfacing with the PACCAR Technical Center and Peterbilt.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Engineering Physics.  Master’s degree in similar fields and/or Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in electrical system development
  • Strong interest in improving the way Kenworth defines and implements our electrical system architecture. 
  • In-depth experience with truck electrical systems and familiarity with the variability in feature offerings in Kenworth trucks.
  • Background in system-level development, component selection, integration, performance, and validation.
  • Experience with the Siemens Capital electrical system toolsets required.
  • Experience with 3D CAD, especially PTC’s Creo preferred.
  • Previously demonstrated resourcefulness, strong technical knowledge, analytical capability, and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of initiative and innovation.
  • Travel up to 10% possible as conditions allow.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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