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Electrical Engineer - Zero Emissions Harnessing Job

Date: Oct 31, 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. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.


Requisition 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 solutions for Battery Electric zero emissions vehicles. The successful candidate must initiate and coordinate design activities to align with goals across multiple PACCAR Divisions. The ideal candidate will deliver validated designs that continue to enhance PACCAR’s reputation as an industry leader in the development of efficient and green solutions.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Design electrical wiring, grounding, and power distribution systems for zero emission products. 

  • Manage project deliverables through all stages of development (Definition, Concept, Engineering, and Verification/Validation), and adapt job responsibilities within the team to ensure successful completion.

  • Support assembly, troubleshooting, and validation of pre-production vehicles.

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure designs that maintain industry-leading quality and reliability.    

  • Proactively forecast and take steps to mitigate risks. Prepare work estimates for time, resources & budget.

  • Up to 10% travel (domestic and international) 


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree required.

  • 3+ years of 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, techniques, and tools.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team to achieve timely objectives.

  • Demonstrated initiative to develop solutions and drive to see them through.

  • Proficiency in standard business software tools (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Awareness of industry standards and regulations (SAE, ISO, FMVSS, etc.).

  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) disciplines and tools preferred.

  • Experience with Siemens Capital systems preferred.


Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering degree.  Master’s degree in similar fields and Professional Engineering (PE) license 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.

  • 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 1:1 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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