Mechanical Design Engineer - Engine Installation

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Date: May 25, 2024

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

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

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. As an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, Kenworth is dedicated to optimizing vehicle aerodynamics and internal combustion engine and aftertreatment systems. Kenworth is pushing the technology envelope with the introduction of battery electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric vehicles, and autonomous driving systems.


Position Summary 

The Engine Integration Department is looking for a collaborative and driven engineer to support our team focused on supporting advanced emissions programs in response to EPA & CARB emissions vehicle requirement updates. Our goal is to integrate PACCAR’s advanced engine portfolio into our various vehicles through systems engineering thinking & ownership of engines by bringing together a single powertrain system that functions as one.  

You will have the opportunity to make a great contribution to the direction and completion of our engine and emissions programs. You will get the opportunity to explore, innovate, and have the freedom to generate ideas. As a team, we will ensure the success of engine and emissions programs for Paccar.  


Job Functions / Responsibilities 

  • Assist In the Direction, Analysis, And Detailed Design of Components as a part of an Advanced Emissions Program
  • Translate Customer Requirements into Powertrain and Engine Technical Requirements
  • Lead Packaging Studies Between Our Engines and Vehicle Platforms
  • Develop Vehicle Impact Analysis Reports & Lead Open Issues to Resolution
  • Create And Lead Engine Supplier & Internal Engineering Meetings for Key Engine Programs
  • Provide Direction and Consultation to Our Engine Suppliers on Engine Revisions Required to Integrate Engines into Our Vehicle Models
  • Utilize Creo/Pro-E To Create Optimized Assemblies
  • Complete Work Related to Engineering Goals, Regulation Changes, Plant Liaison Requests (PLRs), Field Service, And Option Approval Request (OAR) Support.
  • Learn And Utilize PACCAR And Industry Systems to Manage a Product Implementation
  • Learn And Integrate Design for Six Sigma Engineering Practices into Our Projects
  • Network And Work Closely with Multiple PACCAR Divisions Around the Globe
  • Travel Required Up To 10%


Qualifications & Skills 

  • 3+ years of industry experience required
  • Bachelor's Degree In Mechanical Engineer or a Related Degree, EIT Or PE Is a Plus
  • Proficiency With PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Related Software
  • Proficiency In Use of Creo Parametric or Other Similar Solid Modeling Software Managing Large Complex Assemblies
  • Familiarity With Project Management Methods & Tools
  • Demonstrated Use of Established Engineering Processes & Techniques & Being Resourceful in Solving Complex, Sometimes Ambiguous Technical Problems
  • Demonstrated Team Player with Ability to Work with or Lead a Diverse Set of Stakeholders & Manage Multiple Tasks Concurrently
  • Willingness To Grow Personally and Professionally, Ready to Learn and Make Use of New Engineering Processes and Techniques
  • Design for Six Sigma, Six Sigma Green Belt, or Six Sigma Black Belt is desired
  • Industry Related Background in The Design Specification of Heavy Duty Trucks or Engine Development Is a Plus
  • Commitment To Supporting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Within the Workplace

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 


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 the Mechanical Design Engineer - Engine Installation is $75,100 - $112,300 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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