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R&D Engineering Manager Job

Date: Jun 15, 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, 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.


As our Research Engineering Manager you will be responsible for identifying and validating new and emerging technologies that will improve the efficiency and performance of company products, manage and maintain R&D development roadmap and align activities with company and corporate long-term goals, and own and influence at least one R&D core competency as set by goals and objectives.



· Foster a culture of innovation, ideation, and creativity within the group and within the company

· Establish priorities for group’s workload consistent with management and departmental objectives.

· Apply for and obtain funding including grants to fund relevant research and development activities

· Manage active projects to meet current requirements regarding timing, results, budgets, and reporting

· Manage the activities of the Research Engineering group on a day-to-day basis

· Hire and train new engineering personnel.

· Generate University Senior Capstone project packages, manage student team and liaison between university and company management groups.



· BS and MS/MBA degrees required; PE preferred.

· 10+ years applicable engineering and/or research experience with minimum 2 years’ experience supervising or leading an engineering or technical group, preferably within PACCAR.

· Demonstrated ability to find and evaluate new technologies and ideas.

· Grant writing experience desired.

· Ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and manage multiple priorities.

· Ability to provide group leadership and management of human resource issues. Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must.


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. PACCAR promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups.



Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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