Mechanical Design Engineer - Powertrain Cooling Systems Job

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR is hiring Mechanical Design Engineer - Powertrain Cooling Systems to join our Engineering team 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.


Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.


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


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design and development of heavy-duty truck powertrain Cooling Systems and their sub-components.
  • Manage projects from start to finish, with a focus on performance, reliability and cost.
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment to achieve common PACCAR Inc. goals for Vehicle Uptime and Engineering Excellence.
  • Complete work related to ongoing vehicle production including: Requests for Engineering Information (REI), Custom Option Requests (OAR), Plant Liaison Requests (PLR) and field service issue resolution.
  • Work in a cross-divisional and international team to define, verify and validate functional design requirements.
  • Work with Program Management to complete Product Creation Process (PCP) deliverables.
  • Utilize CAD software to design and optimize complex parts and assemblies and their manufacturing.
  • Lead quality and innovation initiatives by staying up-to-date to industry trends and advanced technologies.


Qualifications & Skills

  • BSME or equivalent required.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience is required; interest in heavy/medium-duty truck or passenger car experience is highly desired
  • Proficiency in the use of CAD software. Pro/E or Creo Parametrics preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, quality, results-oriented environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong motivation to learn about heavy duty powertrain concepts, including advanced technologies related to thermal management.
  • High competence in the use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Master’s degree in Business or Engineering a plus.
  • Familiarity with Project Management methodology a plus.


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 the Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer is $80,800 - $126,600 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.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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