Mechanical Design Engineer - BEV Outerbody Job

Date: Sep 7, 2023

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

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.


Position Summary

Kenworth’s Zero Emissions Department is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our Outerbody Development Team. This individual will develop new aerodynamic products that support PACCAR’s lineup of advanced efficiency vehicles. The successful candidate can translate vehicle performance goals into concepts and develop designs through to production implementation. You will coordinate and execute design activities across multiple divisions of PACCAR to meet program goals. The ideal candidate will lead designs to deliver key technologies and production solutions that continue to enhance PACCAR’s reputation as an industry leader in the development of efficient and green solutions. Take advantage of the opportunity to see your designs making a difference!


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Translate vehicle performance and goals into functional concepts utilizing Creo Parametric
  • Work closely with the Industrial Design and Styling groups to develop new vehicle exteriors
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to analyze and validate designs with FEA, CFD, and durability testing
  • Create rapid prototypes to quickly evaluate and or validate design concepts 
  • Employ Design for Six Sigma and engineering tools to develop and validate designs
  • Manage implementation of product changes by tracking project schedule, budget, and functional requirements throughout the entire life of the project
  • Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions
  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously
  • Travel up to 10%


Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree required; P.E. certification or master's degree in a related field is preferred
  • 0-1 years of industry-related background; design and specification of heavy-duty trucks is a plus
  • Extensive 3D modeling software experience required (Creo Parametric specific knowledge is a plus)
  • Experience in product development and new product implementation desired
  • Working knowledge of sheet metal, composite panels, and polymers/elastomers and their manufacturing processes is a plus 
  • Competency in the use of personal computer software including project management tools
  • Understanding the use of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques 
  • Ability to perform in a lean, fast-paced, results-oriented environment, while managing multiple priorities 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly present status updates 
  • Willingness to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems 
  • Ability to work in a team environment 
  • Candidates should have the willingness to grow personally and professionally and be results-oriented 
  • Manufacturing plant experience is desirable


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 Mechanical Design Engineer - BEV Outerbody is $63,000-$94,500 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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