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Electrical Design Engineer - HD/MD BEV Job

Date: Nov 27, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our HD/MD BEV 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 an Electrical Engineer to join our team developing electric trucks. This individual will develop electrical and electronic concept definitions for our Medium Duty Battery Electric Vehicle program. They will translate customer requirements into design goals and early concepts that support program direction and definition. The output from these engineers will feed a full production program based on their technical and program management-related contributions. Take advantage of the opportunity to see your designs making a difference!

 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead electrical component and system design, with a deep understanding of electrical and electronic systems, and technical requirements. Create and support the completion of technical drawings.
  • Manage deliverables across multiple projects through all stages of development (Definition, Concept, Engineering, and Verification/Validation), and adapt job responsibilities within the team to ensure successful completion.
  • Directly support vehicle assembly, troubleshooting, validation, and operation of field test trucks.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and suppliers to provide a global approach to designs and processes, and maintain corporate specifications where appropriate.
  • Proactively forecast and take steps to mitigate risks. Prepare work estimates for time, resources & budget.
  • Provide written and verbal reports on product development progress, program objectives, and department status to goals.
  • Up to 10% travel (domestic and international)

 

Qualifications / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science required.
  • Industry-related background in the design and specification of automotive or HD truck components, preferably in the field of electric vehicles.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally, ready to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques. Be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to deliver technical presentations and written reports to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team to achieve timely objectives.
  • Demonstrated initiative to develop solutions and drive to see them through.
  • Significant experience with advanced features in Microsoft Excel, Project, and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Willingness to be hands-on, develop prototypes and support on-the-ground testing.
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) disciplines and tools preferred.

 

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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