Fuel Product Engineer

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Date: Jul 20, 2024

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!


Division Information

Do you have a passion for vehicle design and engine installations? Do you want to work on industry-leading products that are setting the bar for fuel economy, low greenhouse gas emissions, and quality? Join a group of high-performing professionals who pride themselves in developing innovative products. Kenworth design engineers focus on product development from conceptualization to implementation on the production floor and beyond. See your designs making a difference on the open road!

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. As an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, Kenworth is dedicated to optimizing vehicle aerodynamics and internal combustion engine and aftertreatment systems. Kenworth is pushing the technology envelope with the introduction of battery electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric vehicles, and autonomous driving systems.

Position Summary

Kenworth is seeking an energetic, independent engineer with interest in creating, defining, and launching the next generation of industry-leading trucks.  The primary function is to set direction and guide the organization to follow a road map for fuel economy improvements. The Fuel Economy Property Owner is responsible for managing the portfolio of new technologies and powertrain integration strategies for Kenworth vehicles and championing support across levels of management. The position will coordinate with multiple divisions and engineering groups to implement projects to achieve Kenworth’s best-in-class fuel economy.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop and incorporate advanced automotive technologies into PACCAR products by leading initiatives and gain division support for implementing projects.
  • Champion for developing, coordinating, advocating fuel economy engineering projects.
  • Promote fuel economy projects by working with system and component owners as a technical program manager for project implementation.
  • Lead global workshops for alignment on technologies with suppliers and internal global engineering teams.
  • Elicit requirements from customers, sales teams, government regulations, and industry standards to capture customer and business needs directly related to fuel economy.
  • Support technology integration through electrical architecture, aerodynamic design, and testing phases.
  • Creates work plans for upcoming programs by establishing scope, identifying deliverables, and estimating resources needed to achieve goals.
  • Work with global teams to deliver common, cost-efficient solutions PACCAR-wide (up to 10% travel may be required).


Qualifications & Skills

  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field and PE license preferred.
  • 1-3 years of working experience required
  • Understanding of design, development, and validation of automotive technologies.
  • Ability to reach out to non-reporting groups and gather support to lead fuel economy projects.
  • Excellent communication skills with a proficiency in technical writing.
  • Familiar with powertrain, aerodynamic, and control systems technologies as they relate to trucking and fuel economy.
  • Familiar with full vehicle simulation and vehicle validation methods, including demonstration of tools such as Matlab and Simulink.
  • Requires independent judgment and effective decision making skills.


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 the Fuel Economy Property Owner is $75,100 - $112,300 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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