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Simulation Engineer Job

Date: Sep 10, 2021

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.


Requisition Summary

Kenworth Truck Company is seeking a Noise Vibrations and Harshness Project Engineer to support Product Development by using simulation and test tools to analyze designs and provide recommendations. 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.


Here's what you will do in this role:

  • Responsible for simulating and analyzing structure-borne and driveline vibration on heavy and medium duty vehicles.

  • Collaborate with Property Owner for Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) and Ride Comfort to set Sound Pressure Level and sound quality performance targets for new vehicles.

  • Conduct or coordinate work with internal and external NVH simulation and test resources including other PACCAR divisions.

  • Collaborate with Property Owner to conduct or coordinate benchmark tests of PACCAR and competitive vehicles.

  • Support product development by simulating design concepts and analyzing their impact on system performance.

  • Validate models by correlating test data to simulation results.

  • Deliver simulation Engineering reports stating clear recommendations and proposals for improvements to Engineering teams.

  • Provide technical leadership in the creation of a roadmap for vehicle NVH performance, simulation, and test capabilities to support new product development.

  • Mentor vehicle engineers in the principles of design for NVH.


Skills / Qualifications:

  • Requires a solid understanding of NVH in motor vehicle, Acoustics, Sound Quality Metrics, Modal Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, and Linear Vibrations.

  • Demonstrate the ability and desire to learn new tools and stay updated with the latest technological advancements in the industry.

  • Work independently while building cooperation among individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve goals and outcomes meeting expectations of internal and external customers.

  • Effective analysis and project management skills and excellent engineering judgment.

  • Effective communication, administration and presentation skills.

  • Ability to manage personal workload, demonstrate flexibility, initiative, and the willingness to respond to shifting timelines and project demands.

  • Prior NVH simulation, testing, or modal analysis experience is preferred.



Education Required:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent required; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent preferred



Experience Required:

  • 3+ years of engineering experience in NVH or structural dynamics simulation and testing

  • Experience with test sensors, data acquisition equipment, including Accelerometers, linear transducers, microphones, NI LabView, LMS Test.Lab/Virtual.Lab, Artemis, HEAD Acoustics, etc (preferred)

  • Experience with simulation software such as HyperWorks, Abaqus, NASTRAN, ANSYS, MSC ADAMS, MATLAB, etc (preferred)

  • Experience with CAD software: Creo/ProE, SolidWorks, Catia, etc (preferred)

  • Background in the automotive or heavy truck industry (preferred)


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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