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Electrical Design Engineer Job

Date: Dec 2, 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 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 Functions:

  • Design and release of electrical and electronic components and systems for heavy commercial truck.

  • Integrate Engine, After Treatment, Transmissions and ABS/ESP/ACC electrical/electronic features/requirements into Kenworth/PACCAR vehicles. 

  • Manage engineering and project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality.

  • Plan and track validation testing of components.

  • Support product launch at vehicle assembly plants. 

  • Ensure industry leading quality and reliability is met/maintained/exceeded on all components. 

  • Provide interface documentation to wiring design, system architect(s), and mechanical design group.

  • Contribute to development of procedures and practices that ensure quality and reliable electric/electronic systems. 

  • As part of a new product development team, perform the design and development of assigned elements of: wiring harnesses, routings and guides system level schematics or other embedded electronic control modules



  • BSEE or equivalent engineering degree required.

  • Desired: 3+ yrs design & release of automotive or commercial vehicle electrical systems or industry-related background. 

  • Experience in design and application of automotive wiring harnesses, automotive electronic control modules, switches, driver input devices, and HMI elements.

  •  Experience in wiring design using Mentor Graphics. Knowledge of DC power distribution, management, protection, fusing, and routing systems, practices and tools desired.

  • Proficiency using Requirements Management tools, Systems Engineering tools, Pro/E or other 3D CAD software also desired. 

  • Engineering knowledge of heavy duty commercial truck safety systems, regulations, especially in the areas of: operating, service, and performance environments.

  •  Experience creating engineering documentation including preparation of component and harness drawings, diagrams, and routings, responding to Requests for Engineering Information, writing Engineering Change Notices, test coordination, support for production, and customer service.

  • Solid understanding of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques.

  • Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.

  • Experience in product development and new product implementation.

  •  Able to work in a team environment.

  • Facility with personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally and results orientation.


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.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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