Senior Digital Sculptor

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

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.


Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.


Job Description

The Senior Digital Modeler’s expertise is generating Class-A CAD surface models using 3D software to translate the design intent, incorporating the technical and engineering criteria and manufacturing feasibility inputs. Their objective is to capture the design intent using Alias through the guidance and direction from the designer. They are responsible for ensuring CAD surface continuity and fidelity, the data transfer and export, and release of high quality Class-A surface data to Engineering groups, suppliers, and support the Modeling Studio property builds. Senior Digital Modeler reports to Design Manager


Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Proven ability to develop Class-A surfaces utilizing scan data, design sketches, 3D sketch models and verbal direction
  • Works closely with the Studio Engineer, Design and Modeling Studio staff and Engineering to develop designs meeting design requirements and packaging constraints.
  • Develop and release Class-A surface CAD models from approved styling themes using Alias.
  • Understands all phases of the Industrial Design process and has the knowledge and skills to execute multiple projects from concept through to surface release.
  • Develop, manage and release Class-A surface CAD models from approved styling themes to the Studio Engineer.
  • Coordinate packaging constraints with product engineering, PTC, and suppliers to ensure accurate CAD surface models and scale model development.
  • Manage programs and projects to deliver product within schedule and budget targets.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks and rapidly respond to model or packaging revisions and product changes as requested from Product Planning, Engineering and/or Industrial Design staff.
  • Demonstrate professional and successful communication skills (verbal/written) with strong, effective interpersonal abilities.
  • Must be able to identify, prioritize, and coordinate resolution of manufacturing feasibility between Industrial Design and Engineering Design.
  • Requires a proactive approach to defining issues and forcing early resolution and consensus, and able to solve complex surface development with minimal supervision


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Transportation or Engineering related field highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in creating concept and Class-A advanced digital surfaces required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in transportation design studio required.
  • Highly proficient Alias skills are required.
  • Knowledge of and experience in heavy truck assembly, heavy truck components and systems preferred.
  • Strong surface modeling skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments. Highly creative, motivated and team oriented.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Portfolio required demonstrating skills and projects.
  • Must be able to develop constructive relationships across departments and across divisions (PB and DAF).
  • Flexibility to meet changing priorities.


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 the Senior Digital Sculptor is $96,700 - $151,300 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: Industrial Design, CAD, Drafting, Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering, Customer Service

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