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Mechanical Design Engineer - Powertrain Job

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Date: Dec 26, 2017

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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 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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design and development of heavy-duty truck powertrains.
  • Manage powertrain-related projects “cradle-to-grave” for areas of the truck including emissions aftertreatment, transmissions, drivelines, fuel systems, and other engine related components.
  • Complete work related to engineering goals, regulation changes, Plant Liaison Requests (PLRs), field service, and OAR support. 
  • Gain breadth of knowledge in the project release process by working with internal and external organizations.
  • Utilize Pro/E to create optimized parts and assembly of complex designs.
  • Work with internal and external organizations to validate the designs.
  • Work through the Product Creation Process utilizing Tollgate to manage projects, report updates and put Six Sigma skills to use regularly.



Qualifications & Skills

  • BSME required; Masters degree in business or engineering and P.E. certificate are preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components required; proficient in the use of Pro/E or other similar solid modeling software.
  • Past experience working onsite at a PACCAR facility is preferred
  • Competence in the use of personal computer software such as word processing, database, and spreadsheets
  • Familiarity with project management methods and tools
  • Candidate should be willing to make use of engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems
  • Requires independent judgment and effective project management.
  • Ability to manage costs, time and resources; strong communication skills.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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