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Mechanical Design Engineer - Chassis Job

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in design and development of heavy-duty truck chassis within the Core Chassis
  • Support order processing through updates to the proprietary Frame Design rules engine software.
  • Manage chassis-related Plant Liaison Requests (PLRs) for the group, develop design fixes for plant issues, and facilitate completion of PLRs by the group.
  • Manage new product, warranty and cost-reduction projects as well as support plant and
    field issue resolution in the center-frame area of the chassis.
  • Utilize Creo to create optimized part and assembly of complex designs for customer
    specific requirements and supplier product.
  • Work with internal and external organizations to select and validate the designs. This will
    include close involvement with various suppliers.
  • The position requires close work with the truck plants and includes design responsibility for frame rails, cross-members and frame-mounted components.
  • Up to 10% travel.

Skills / Competencies

  • BSME required; F.E. certificate preferred
  • 1-3+ years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components
    required; proficient in use of Creo or other solid modeling software
  • 1-3+ years of experience with rules engine software desired
  • Past experience working onsite at a Kenworth plant preferred
  • Six Sigma and GD&T experience preferred.
  • Competence in the use of personal computer software such as word processing, database, and
  • 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 judgement and effective project management
  • Ability to manage costs, time and resources; strong communication skills


BSME required; F.E. certificate preferred

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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