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Electrical Design Engineer Job

Date: Sep 7, 2022

Location: Chillicothe, OH, US, 45601-8829 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.


Here's what you will do in this role:

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

  • Integrate various electrical subsystems into vehicle electrical system. 

  • Complete engineering change notice documentation to manage old and new parts and use proprietary software to issue part bid requests.

  • Use Siemens Capital to design integrate and design wire harnesses and schematics

  • Manage engineering and project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality. Plan and track validation of components.

  • Support launch at truck assembly plants as needed, and resolve field issues as identified.

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

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers and other professionals to ensure quality heavy duty truck electrical designs.

  • Investigate and resolve warranty issues for powertrain electrical related claims.

  • Up to 10% travel.

Role Requirements:

  • BSEE or equivalent degree required; MS in appropriate technical field (CS or EE preferred) and/or Professional Engineering license.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good planning/tracking skills.

  • Competency with standard business software tools (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).

  • Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues.

  • Commitment to reliability, value, and quality in all aspects of work; desire to join the World’s Best team.

  • Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong results orientation.

  • 3+ years design & release of automotive or commercial vehicle electrical components, including software, wire harnesses, electronic controls, switches, driver input devices, and/or HMI.

  • Proficiency using Engineering tools (Siemens Capital, Creo, Windchill).

  • Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, On Board Diagnostics, and other areas that impact electrical and electronic design, architecture, and functionality.



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.

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