Electrical Engineer - Systems Architecture Job

Date: May 25, 2023

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 vehicle requirements 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.


Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • BSEE or equivalent degree required.
    • Strong interest in improving the way Kenworth defines and implements our electrical system.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good planning/tracking skills.
    • Competency with standard business software tools (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.
    • Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong results orientation.
    • Travel up to 10% possible as conditions allow.


Desired Skills / Attributes:

    • 1-3 years of experience in electrical system development desired
    • Experience with truck electrical systems and familiarity with the variability in feature offerings in Kenworth trucks.
    • Experience with the Siemens Capital electrical system toolsets.
    • 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.



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 



As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:  

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match  

  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement  

  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time  

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education  

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family  

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)  

  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs  

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance  

  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more  



Additional Job Board Information 

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for Electrical Engineer- Systems Architecture is $72,200 - $108,000 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above. 

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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