Sr System Engineer-Transmission

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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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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.


Position Summary

The transmission integration team is looking for a team member with a strong interest in automotive technology and comprehensive understanding of transmission system integration.  In this role, the transmission system engineer will work closely with PACCAR suppliers, embedded engineering, aftermarket service teams, and production facilities to define, document, and maintain required messaging between transmission, vehicle, and service tool interfaces.  Additionally, the position will be responsible to drive implementation of new products and software amongst internal groups.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Serve as the transmission system owner for North American PACCAR vehicles.
  • Work directly with suppliers to understand new features, hardware, and software changes and how they will integrate into PACCAR vehicles.
  • Maintain engineering drawing and documents for transmission software and parameters, input/output documents, and diagnostic tool requirements.
  • Coordinate with verification, and validation teams to direct embedded engineering and service tool teams on required changes.
  • Lead trouble-shooting an issue resolution for production and field issues related to transmission programming and performance.
  • Lead internal teams to complete required updates and validation activities.
  • Use Six Sigma tools to support engineering gate reviews and validation activities for transmission software integration and transmission parameter sets.



Qualifications / Skills

  • BSME or equivalent required.
  • 3-5 years of transmission calibration or transmission systems integration experience required.
  • Knowledge of automotive communication protocols: J1939, UDS, XCP, Ethernet, CAN-bus, LIN-bus
  • Program management or project leadership experience desired.
  • Experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components preferred.
  • Exceptional communication skills at both technical and non-technical levels.



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 Sr Mechanical Design Engineer-Transmission System is $84,000-$131,700 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

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