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Mechanical Design Engineer - Interiors Job

Date: Dec 4, 2021

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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.

Requisition Summary

Do you have a passion for new product interior vehicle design?  Do you want to work on industry-leading products that are setting the bar for quality, industrial design, and customer ergonomics?  Join a group of high-performing professionals who pride themselves in developing innovative truck interiors. 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!

Kenworth offers unique career advancement opportunities ranging from engineering design, manufacturing operations, product planning, marketing, and many other business functions. 


Here's what you will do in this role:  

  • Utilize Creo Parametric® 3D modeling software to create complex assemblies & drawings that meet structural, ergonomic, aesthetic, and quality goals

  • Work with industrial design groups to finalize styling intent surfaces and turn them into fully functional interior trim parts

  • Create rapid prototyped parts to quickly validate multiple design concepts

  • Apply creative thinking to design tasks and propose innovative approaches to standard work

  • Use Design for Six Sigma & engineering tools to validate designs – QFD, FMEA, DVP&R, GD&T, 1-D Stacks, FEA, etc.

  • Manage implementation of product changes by tracking project schedule, budget, and functional requirements throughout the entire life of the project

  • Work with the PACCAR Technical Center and external organizations to validate your designs

  • Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions and outside suppliers. (Engineering, Industrial Design, Ergonomics, Electrical, Manufacturing, Program Management, Quality, Tool Shops, Plant Assembly Line Operators, etc.)

  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously

  • Up to ~5-10% travel


Qualifications & Skills

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

  • 0-3 years of design experience (previous industry intern experience is desired)

  • Extensive 3D modeling software experience (Creo Parametric® knowledge is a plus)

  • Knowledge of different fabrication methods - injection molded plastic, vacuum forming, soft-trim, sheet metal, etc.

  • Passion and excitement for customer focused human centered design

  • Manufacturing plant experience desirable

  • 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


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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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