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Mechanical Design Engineer Job

Date: Nov 5, 2020

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Kenworth Truck Company’s mission is to engineer, manufacture, and market “THE WORLD’S BEST” trucks and services.  We will accomplish our mission through commitment to employee development, agile business processes, and unsurpassed customer satisfaction. 

Requisition Summary

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We will accomplish our mission within the framework of the following core values:

    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Our People<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> – Encourage a culture that values and empowers employees through open communication, integrity and teamwork.  Provide a safe environment for employees to work and grow.
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Our Product <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">– Lead the industry in technologically advanced products and services while maintaining the Kenworth reputation as a custom, high quality, premium value vehicle.
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Our Business<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> – Operate according to sound business principles, guided by strong ethics to achieve profit and performance goals. Enhance Kenworth’s reputation as a leader within the industry and in our communities.
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Our Customers <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> – Enable the success of dealers and customers by understanding their unique requirements and by providing reliable, innovative custom products and services.
    • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Our Partners <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">– Create an environment that encourages cooperation between PACCAR divisions to capitalize on individual strengths while maintaining brand identity.  Foster supplier relationships to ensure mutual value and success.<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Do you have a passion for vehicle design, reducing emissions, and lowering environmental impact? 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!


    This role is specifically focused on thermal systems development for battery electric trucks. As part of this team, you will leverage a systems engineering approach to cooling design, considering component, system, and vehicle level implications within design choices.


    Through PACCAR’s phase-gate implementation process, you will manage projects from start to finish, which will includes, but is not limited to, concept generation, component and system analysis, prototype delivery, supplier collaboration, build support, drawing release, and validation activities.


    Collaboration and teamwork both internal and external will be key to ensure alignment to global vehicle division goals. Candidates must possess strong communication skills.

Qualifications & Skills

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required – BSME and industry experience in design and specification of automotive or HD truck components required, 5+ years of experience including BEV cooling systems preferred.
    • Preferred - Experience with multiple components or whole vehicle architecture.
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Preferred - Experience with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology.
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Preferred - Master’s degree and Professional Engineering License.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Advanced proficiency using Creo or other solid modeling software.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Competency in the use of personal computer software and MS Office suite of tools.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Prior experience in product development and new product implementation.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Ability to manage projects, familiarity with project management tools.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Ability to perform and/or lead development efforts, coach others on design techniques.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Demonstrated ability to work with a team to achieve timely objectives.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Willingness to be hands-on, develop prototypes and support on-the-ground testing.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required - Willingness to grow personally and professionally, ready to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques. Be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.


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

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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