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Mechanical Design Engineer - Air Systems (GR 24/25) Job

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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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.

Requisition Summary

Do you have a passion for vehicle design? Do you want to work on industry-leading products that are setting the bar for fuel economy, low greenhouse gas emissions, and exceptional 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. See your designs making a difference on the open highway!

Kenworth offers unique career advancement opportunities ranging from engineering design, manufacturing operations, product planning, marketing, and many other business functions. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design and development of heavy-duty trucks within the Air Systems Engineering group, focusing on improving design and quality of the air actuated components.
  • Manage vehicle-related issue resolution projects “cradle-to-grave” in all areas of the truck.
  • Complete work related to engineering and corporate goals. 
  • Work with internal and external organizations on issue identification, root cause analysis, design, validation, product release, and field support.
  • Utilize Pro/E to create optimized parts and assembly of complex designs.
  • Work through the Product Creation Process utilizing Tollgate to manage projects, report updates and utilize Six Sigma skills regularly.

Qualifications & Skills

  • BSME required; Masters degree in business or engineering and P.E. certificate are preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components required; proficient in the use of Pro/E or other similar solid modeling software.
  • Past experience working onsite at a PACCAR facility is a plus.
  • Competence in the use of personal computer software such as word processing, database, and spreadsheets.
  • Familiarity with project management methods and tools
  • Candidate should be willing to make use of engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Requires independent judgment and effective project management.
  • Ability to manage costs, time and resources; strong communication skills for interaction with the manufacturing plants and other divisions.


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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