Sr. Design Engineer

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Job Summary

The team working on Zero Emissions vehicles is looking for a collaborative and driven engineer with a focus on research and advanced product development. Our project goal is to conceptualize an adaptable electric-powered platform for the global truck markets that will enable the proliferation and profitability of clean energy transportation solutions. The Zero Emissions team works closely with Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF divisions and drives global product development activities. This project focuses on the future architecture of trucks and provides opportunities for creative problem-solving and exploration.

As a member of the team, you will have input on the direction of the program and the opportunity to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in creating a path to a cleaner, sustainable future.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop efficient and cost-effective solutions for an electric vehicle family.
  • Conceptualize packaging of complex systems to achieve excellent space utilization and flexibility.
  • Develop an understanding of technology trends, and how those trends will affect vehicle design, to create the right solutions for the future.
  • Develop concepts into detailed CAD assemblies utilizing Creo software.
  • Collaborate with other team members, departments, major divisions of PACCAR, and suppliers to successfully develop and implement new layouts.
  • Be able to travel <10% of the time, including international travel.


Qualifications / Skills

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field and in-depth experience in designing and specifying automotive, aerospace, or HD truck components.
  • Experience with multiple systems or whole vehicle architecture.
  • Ability to visualize and influence complex interactions.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally, ready to learn and make use of new engineering processes and techniques.
  • Resourcefulness in solving complex technical problems.
  • Ability to perform and/or lead development efforts, and coach others on design techniques.
  • Advanced proficiency using Pro Engineer or other solids modeling software.
  • Competency in MS Office suite of tools.
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo.


Preferred Qualifications / Skills

  • Background in defining electric vehicle architectures with an understanding of technology and regulatory trends.
  • Experience with topology optimization software such as Altair OptiStruct.
  • Understanding of the FEA approach and ability to perform basic simulations.
  • Ergonomics knowledge, especially in Space Optimization, Human Machine Interface (HMI), and Engineering Psychology.


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 Design Engineer- Zero Emissions 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. 

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