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Mechanical Design Engineer - Powertrain Job

Date: Sep 17, 2022

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 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. Today, Kenworth is pushing the technology envelope with the introduction of battery electric vehicles, and exploration of fuel cell electric vehicles, and autonomous driving systems.



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 exhaust and fuel systems.

  • Manage powertrain-related projects “cradle-to-grave” for areas of the truck including emissions after-treatment, transmissions, drivelines, fuel systems, and other engine related components.

  • Complete work related to engineering goals, regulation changes, Plant Liaison Requests (PLRs), field service, and Option Approval Request (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 or equivalent required; Master’s degree in business or engineering and P.E. certificate are preferred.

  • 2+ years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components preferred

  • Experience in the use of Pro/E or other CAD modeling software.

  • 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.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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