Mechanical Design Engineer - Fuel Systems Job

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Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR is hiring a Mechanical Design Engineer – Fuel Systems to join our Engineering organization in Kirkland, Washington.


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. Today, Kenworth is pushing the technology envelope with the introduction of battery electric vehicles, and exploration of fuel cell electric vehicles, and autonomous driving systems.


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 the design and development of medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle fuel systems.
  • Manage fuel system projects for diesel, gasoline, hydrogen, and natural gas systems on PACCAR’s North American internal combustion engine product portfolio, from definition to closure.
  • Complete work related to engineering operational metrics, regulation changes, production support, field service, and customer option approval requests.
  • Gain breadth of knowledge in the project release process by working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Utilize Creo to create 3D models of optimized parts, routings, and assemblies of complex designs.
  • Work with the PACCAR Technical Center and external organizations to validate your designs.
  • Work within a phase-gate product creation process to manage projects, measure progress, and govern use of Six Sigma tools and deliverables.


Qualifications & Skills

  • BSME or equivalent required; Master’s degree in business or engineering and P.E. certificate are preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components preferred
  • Experience in the use of Creo or other CAD modeling software.
  • Experience working onsite at a PACCAR facility is preferred.
  • Competence in the use of personal computer software such as word processing, database, and spreadsheets.
  • Familiarity with project management methods and tools, PMP certification or other project management training desired.
  • 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 communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% to support project truck builds at PACCAR manufacturing plants, collaboration visits to other PACCAR locations, and visits to supplier partners.


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 Mechanical Design Engineer- Fuel Systems is $72,200 - $108,000 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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