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Mechanical Design Engineer - Cost Reduction Job

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR



Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for Mechanical Design Engineer - Cost Reduction to join our team on-site in Kirkland, WA.


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!



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.


Here’s what you will do in this role: 

  • Design, develop and implement commercial truck design improvements utilizing a variety of fabrication methods including forming, casting, and injection molding.

  • Utilize Creo Parametric® to create complex assemblies that meet structural, ergonomic, aesthetic, and quality goals.

  • Work through the Product Creation Process utilizing Tollgate to manage projects, report updates and put Six Sigma skills to use regularly.

  • Make use of PACCAR and industry systems to manage implementation of product changes by tracking status of project schedule, budget, and functional requirements.

  • Work with internal and external organizations to validate the designs.

  • Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions.

  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously.

  • Apply creativity to design tasks and propose innovative approaches to standard work.

  • Up to 10% travel.



Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering required

  • Master’s degree in business or engineering and/or P.E. certificate are preferred

  • Proficiency using Creo Parametric or other CAD solid modeling software preferred.

  • 2+ years of engineering experience and experience with high-volume-manufactured products preferred

  • Competence in the use of personal computer software such as word processing, database, and spreadsheets are required

  • 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 self-motivation.






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

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for you and your family.

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays and sick leave.

  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.



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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