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Mechanical Design Engineer - Hood Design Job

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Date: May 25, 2019

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

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!


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, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. 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

This position is in the Hood group and will work in a team based environment focused on the development of designs within the hood and outerbody systems.  Design work will be focused on developing mechanical systems in support of new product development projects. In the position, the employee will have to opportunity to work with the product from the design and validation phases through production. The employee will work closely with other disciplines across the company to deliver a World Class product.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of mechanical systems within the hood and outerbody in the New Product Hood Design group
  • Utilize Pro/E to create complex assemblies that meet both structural and aesthetic goals.
  • Work with internal and external organizations to validate the designs.
  • Utilize PACCAR and industry systems to manage the product implementation process, track costs, and support new product introductions.
  • Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions.
  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously.
  • Develop and maintain a clear understanding of plant and supplier processes in hood and outerbody modules.
  • Apply creativity to design tasks and propose innovative approaches to standard work.


Qualifications & Skills

  • BSME or required; Master’s degree and PE/EIT certification desirable
  • 3+ years industry-related background in the design and specification of automotive or outer body systems  
  • Advanced proficiency using Pro/E or other solid modeling software required.  Experience with surface design and/or Finite Element Analysis desired.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform and/or lead development efforts on design techniques including Design for Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Pro-E and specific technical competencies.  
  • Working knowledge of GD&T principles.
  • Competency in the use of personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Willingness to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques.
  • Experience solving complex technical problems.
  • Past experience in product development and new product implementation. 
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Candidates should have a willingness to grow personally and professionally and a demonstrated ability to lead a small team to timely objectives.


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Engineer, Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Product Development, Engineering, Research, Automotive

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