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Engineering Supervisor - Zero Emissions Job

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

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 


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 Summary 
Kenworth’s Zero Emissions department has an Outerbody Engineering Supervisor opening. This individual will lead a team of engineers in the area of Outerbody development for zero emissions vehicles. The successful candidate must coordinate the development strategy and design activities across multiple divisions of PACCAR to meet program goals. The ideal candidate will lead this team to deliver key technologies and production solutions that continue to enhance PACCAR’s reputation as an industry leader in the development of fuel-efficient and green solutions.


Here's what you will do in this role: 

  • Lead a team of engineers to design, assemble, troubleshoot, validate, and support field test trucks.
  • Manage team deliverables across multiple projects and programs at various stages of development (Definition, Concept, Engineering, and Verification/Validation), and adapt job responsibilities within the team to ensure successful completion.
  • Supervise design and release of components and systems specific to team responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with and obtain agreement from cross-divisional counterparts on global solutions.
  • Work with counterparts throughout PACCAR to provide a global approach to designs and process, and maintain corporate specifications where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain department and program resource plans and budgets related to development team.
  • Provide written and verbal updates to PACCAR senior management on product development progress, program objectives, department strategic goals, or globally aligned roadmaps
  • Recruit, mentor, and develop engineers across a variety of disciplines.
  • Up to 10% travel (domestic and international) 


Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or Computer Science required.
  • 7+ years of industry-related background in the design and specification of automotive or HD truck components, preferably in the field of electric vehicles.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • 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.
  • 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.
•    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 company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.
•    Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.

A Bachelor's Degree is required.


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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