Mechanical Design Engineer - Structures and Interiors Job

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Date: Nov 9, 2023

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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!


Division Information

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.

Requisition Summary

This position is in the Cab Structures and Interiors group and will work in a team-based environment focused on the development of designs within the cab structures and interiors systems.  Design work will be focused on developing mechanical systems in support of new product development projects. In the position, the employee will have to opportunity to work with the product from the design and validation phases through production. The employee will work closely with other disciplines across the company to deliver a World Class product.

Here's what you will do in this role:

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of mechanical systems within the cab structures and interiors systems in the Sustaining Structures and Interiors Design group
  • Utilize Creo modeling software to create complex assemblies that meet both structural and aesthetic goals.
  • Work with internal and external organizations to validate the designs.
  • Utilize PACCAR and industry systems to manage the product creation process, track costs, project schedules, and support new product introductions.
  • Work collaboratively with multiple PACCAR divisions.
  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously.
  • Develop and maintain a clear understanding of plant and supplier manufacturing processes associated with the production of cab structures and interior systems.
  • Apply creativity to design tasks and problem solving while proposing innovative approaches to standard work.



Qualifications and Skills:

  • BSME required; EIT certification desirable
  • 3-5 years of industry-related background in the design and specification of heavy-duty trucks
  • Advanced proficiency using CREO or other solid modeling software is required. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform and/or lead development efforts on design techniques, including Design for Six Sigma, GD&T, and specific technical competencies.  
  • 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.
  • Experience solving complex technical problems.
  • Candidates should have a willingness to grow personally and professionally and a demonstrated ability to lead a small team to timely objectives.




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-Structures and Interiors 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

Job Segment: Six Sigma, Structural Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Management, Engineering

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