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Mechanical Design Engineer - Fairings Job

Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

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. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.


Requisition Summary

Kenworth is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Fairing Design Group.  On the Fairings team, you will be working specifically on aerodynamic product enhancements, new truck designs, and warranty and cost reduction projects that add to the overall profitability of the organizations.  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!


The ideal candidate should have a willingness to grow personally and professionally, has strong collaborative design skills, and can maintain a strong drive for results while seeking to be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Aerodynamic product enhancements, warranty and cost reduction projects that add to the overall profitability of the organization

  • Participate in and/or lead the design and development of structures-based projects in the Fairings team

  • Utilize Creo Parametric to create optimized part and assembly models of moderate to complex designs requiring independent judgment

  • Work closely with the Industrial Design and Styling groups in the development of new or updated vehicle exteriors

  • Create rapid prototyped parts to quickly validate multiple design concepts

  • Employ Design for Six Sigma and engineering tools to validate designs:  QFD, FMEA, DVP&R, GD&T

  • Work with the PACCAR Technical Center and external organizations to validate the designs through Finite Element Analysis, Computation Fluid Dynamics, and durability tests

  • 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

  • BSME or equivalent engineering degree required; EIT certification is a plus

  • 3-5 years industry-related background in the design and specification of heavy-duty trucks is a plus

  • Extensive 3D modeling software experience required (Creo Parametric specific knowledge is a plus), with surfacing skills highly valued

  • Past experience in product development and new product implementation desired

  • Working knowledge of sheet metal, composite panels, and polymers/elastomers and their manufacturing processes a plus

  • Competency in the use of personal computer software including project management tools

  • Understanding in 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 is a must

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to present monthly status updates in front of engineering management teams

  • 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 a willingness to grow personally and professionally and be results oriented

  • Manufacturing plant experience desirable


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.

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