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Mechanical Design Engineer - Transmission Job

Date: Jun 26, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR



Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for a  Mechanical Design Engineer – Powertrain to join our Engineering team in Kirkland, WA.


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


The transmission integration team is looking for a team member with a strong interest in automotive technology.  In this role, Mechanical Design Engineer – Powertrain will work closely with PACCAR suppliers and production facilities to integrate state of the art heavy and medium duty automated transmission products into Paccar vehicle platforms.  Additionally, they will be responsible to resolve current manufacturing issues and implement cost and warranty improvements to existing products.  This role will work with engine emission model year integration projects, integration of new automated and automatic transmissions, power take-off devices, and support new transmission functionality development projects.



Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Coordinate technology, concept, and design reviews for transmission technology areas with key internal stakeholders
  • Work directly with suppliers to understand new features and hardware changes and how they will integrate into Paccar vehicles.
  • Support production liaison requests and bill of material maintenance.
  • Review customer requests for transmission options and provide feedback to Kenworth dealers
  • Utilize Pro/E to create optimized parts and assembly designs for new transmission and powertrain integration programs
  • Use Six Sigma tools to support engineering gate reviews and validation activities for integration components and transmission feature sets.


Qualifications / Skills


  • BSME or equivalent required; Master’s degree in business or engineering and P.E. certificate are preferred
  • Experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components preferred
  • Experience in the use of Pro/E or other CAD modeling software.
  • Independent judgment and effective project management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills at both technical and non-technical levels



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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