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Mechanical Design Engineer - Powertrain Cooling Systems Job

Date: Sep 14, 2022

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.

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.


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.
  • 2+ years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive systems strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with PACCAR systems and processes preferred.
  • Strong motivation to learn about heavy duty powertrain concepts, including advanced technologies related to thermal management.
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) processes and tool usage in the product development cycle desired.
  • High competence in the use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Master’s degree in Business or Engineering a plus.
  • Professional Engineer License (PE) 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
  • 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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