Senior Digital Sculptor

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Date: May 14, 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.


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.


Job Description

The Digital Sculptor’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 designers. The models they produce must have high quality surface continuity and fidelity, as well as achieve any defined model tolerances setting needed for export to Engineering groups and suppliers. They must also support the Modeling Studio with data prepared for property builds, including section cuts and 3D exports for milling and rapid prototyping. The Digital Sculptor reports to the Design Manager and receives direction from the Lead Digital Sculptor.


Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Proven ability to develop aesthetically refined 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 to specified tolerance and model quality settings using Alias.
  • Understands all phases of the Industrial Design process and has the knowledge and skills to execute multiple projects simultaneously from concept through to surface release.
  • Coordinate packaging constraints with product engineering and suppliers to ensure accurate CAD surface models and scale model development.
  • Demonstrate ability to 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, while solving complex surface development with minimal supervision.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Transportation or Engineering related field highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in creating concept and Class-A advanced digital surfaces required.
  • Highly proficient Alias skills are required.
  • Sub-D modeling skills are a plus.
  • 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.
  • Must demonstrate 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, Drafting, CAD, Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering, Customer Service

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