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Project Engineer - Reliability Job

Date: May 7, 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 solutions that help increase the quality of the ride for our customers. The company’s dedication to the highest quality fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, electrified solutions, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.


Requisition Summary

Kenworth Truck Company is seeking a Reliability Engineer to support product development by using analysis and test tools to provide recommendations to design engineers. This role offers professional development and access to global opportunities in a challenging, high-performance environment with the opportunity to grow your expertise and be recognized among your peers.


Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with system owners to set reliability and durability targets for new vehicles.
  • Collaborate with system owners to conduct benchmark tests of PACCAR and competitive vehicles.
  • Coordinate internal and external simulation and test resources, including other PACCAR divisions.
  • Support product development by simulating design concepts and analyzing impacts on system performance.
  • Validate system breakdowns by correlating models to test data.
  • Deliver analysis reports with clear recommendations and proposals for improvements to engineering teams.
  • Present plans for reliability improvements for systems and components to management for approval.
  • Provide technical leadership in the creation of a roadmap for vehicle reliability and durability to support new product development.
  • Mentor systems engineers in the principles for reliability engineering.


Qualifications & Skills

  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field and PE license preferred.
  • ASQ or similar license for reliability engineering is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of mechanical systems in motor vehicles, mechatronic systems analysis, engines, and software impacts.
  • Ability and desire to learn new tools and stay updated with the latest technological advancements in the industry.
  • Independence while building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve goals of internal and external customers.
  • Effective analysis and project management skills.
  • Excellent engineering judgment.
  • Effective communication, presentation, and technical writing skills.
  • Demonstrate initiative, flexibility, the ability to manage workloads, and the willingness to respond to shifting timelines and project demands.
  • 5+ years of engineering experience related to reliability or design quality testing preferred.
  • Experience with data acquisition equipment.
  • Experience with simulation software, such as MATLAB, is preferred.
  • Experience with CAD software: Creo/ProE, SolidWorks, Catia, etc. is preferred.
  • Background in the automotive or heavy truck industry is preferred.


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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