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Manufacturing Engineer (I/II/III)- New Product Development Job

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Date: Aug 15, 2018

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Position Summary:

This position utilizes your skills to influence the manufacturability of next generation vehicles.  The successful candidate will join a team of high performing professionals who pride themselves in developing innovative processes, setting industry standards for quality, and providing cost-effective designs.  The New Product Development Manufacturing Engineers are part of the Operations Team, which supports Kenworth alongside the Capital Budgeting, Quality, and DFMA groups. This position offers an excellent opportunity for career growth.  Successful team members have advanced to prominent roles in other areas of the organization including Plant Operations, Product Engineering, Procurement, After Sales, and Internal Audit. Come be a part of the Kenworth team, and have the satisfaction of seeing the results of your hard work out on the road every day.



  1. Manage the development and implementation of Manufacturing Engineering plans for new product development projects including:
  • Support the design, development, and implementation of new air system components and routings. Systems components include the compressed air system, hydraulic brakes, routings, ancillary electrical systems, and HVAC.
  • Implement manufacturing objectives and strategies to meet business and project objectives. Including Process Impact, Floor Plan, Risk Assessment, PFMEA, and Training Plan.  
  • Develop tooling and equipment budgets including prototype tooling, supplier based components, assembly and inspection tooling, and plant assembly tooling and equipment
  • Introduce new technologies for manufacturing components/assemblies
  • Develop returnable containers for new truck components
  • Support total life cycle costing for monthly reporting
  • Perform tasks on a mix of long term and near term projects
  • Complete Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Quality, and Six Sigma projects at the manufacturing plants or suppliers
  1. Supervise the acquisition and implementation of project related capital tooling assets
  2. Participate in project related Supplier Readiness Reviews
  3. Facilitate implementation of the manufacturing project plan at PACCAR plants


    Required Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated ability gained through a minimum of 2 years of progressively complex engineering or plant engineering assignments
  • Excellent organizational, PC, and project management skills 
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities
  • Ability to travel within North America for support of product launch, occasionally on short notice


    Desirable Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of assembly operations
  • Knowledge or interest in truck systems
  • Training in DFSS and Quality Systems
  • Familiarity of various product tooling and manufacturing processes
  • Experience with 3D modeling software
  • Familiarity of Lean Manufacturing Tools


    Salary grade and duties will be determined based on experience level.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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