Mechanical Design Engineer-Product Development HVAC Systems Job

Apply now »

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

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.   

Requisition Summary

Do you have a passion for new product vehicle design?  Do you want to work on industry-leading products that are setting the bar for quality, industrial design, and customer ergonomics?  Join a group of high-performing professionals who pride themselves in developing innovative truck systems.  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

  • Develops production designs of Cabin Climate and HVAC systems using engineering skill and knowledge of truck regulations, operating, service and performance environments. 
  • Utilize Creo Parametric® 3D modeling software to create complex assemblies & drawings that meet routing, structural, ergonomic, aesthetic, and quality goals
  • Create rapid prototyped parts to quickly validate multiple design concepts
  • Apply creative thinking to design tasks and propose innovative approaches to standard work
  • Use Design for Six Sigma & engineering tools to validate designs – QFD, FMEA, DVP&R, GD&T, 1-D Stacks, FEA, etc.
  • Manage implementation of product changes by tracking project schedule, budget, and functional requirements throughout the entire life of the project
  • Work with the PACCAR Technical Center and external organizations to validate your designs
  • Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions and outside suppliers. (Engineering, Industrial Design, Ergonomics, Electrical, Manufacturing, Program Management, Quality, Tool Shops, Plant Assembly Line Operators, etc.)
  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously
  • Up to ~5-10% travel


Qualifications & Skills

  • BSME or equivalent engineering degree required; EIT certification is a plus
  • 1-3 years of design experience (previous industry intern experience is desired)
  • Extensive 3D modeling software experience (Creo Parametric® knowledge is a plus)
  • Passion and excitement for customer focused human centered design
  • Understanding in use of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques.
  • Ability to perform in a lean, fast-paced, results-oriented environment, while managing multiple priorities is a must
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to present monthly status updates in front of engineering management teams
  • Competency in the use of personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Willingness to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Past experience in product development and new product implementation necessary.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Candidates should have a willingness to grow personally and professionally and be results oriented.
  • Manufacturing plant experience desirable.
  • Knowledge of different fabrication methods - injection molded plastic, vacuum forming, soft-trim, sheet metal, etc. desirable


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 Mechanical Design Engineer-Product Development HVAC Systems is $72,200-$108,000 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

Job Segment: Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, HVAC, Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Management, Operations, Engineering

Apply now »