Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer - Transmission Job

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

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.


 Position Summary

The transmission integration team is looking for a team member with a strong interest in automotive technology.  In this role, Mechanical Design Engineer – Powertrain will work closely with PACCAR suppliers and production facilities to integrate state of the art heavy and medium duty automated transmission products into Paccar vehicle platforms.  Additionally, they will be responsible to resolve current manufacturing issues and implement cost and warranty improvements to existing products.  This role will work with engine emission model year integration projects, integration of new automated and automatic transmissions, power take-off devices, and support new transmission functionality development projects.



Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Coordinate technology, concept, and design reviews for transmission technology areas with key internal stakeholders
  • Work directly with suppliers to understand new features and hardware changes and how they will integrate into Paccar vehicles.
  • Support production liaison requests and bill of material maintenance.
  • Review customer requests for transmission options and provide feedback to Kenworth dealers
  • Utilize Pro/E to create optimized parts and assembly designs for new transmission and powertrain integration programs
  • Use Six Sigma tools to support engineering gate reviews and validation activities for integration components and transmission feature sets.


Qualifications / Skills

  • BSME or equivalent required; Master’s degree in business or engineering and P.E. certificate are preferred
  • Experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components preferred
  • Experience in the use of Pro/E or other CAD modeling software.
  • Independent judgment and effective project management skills
  • 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 the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Transmission is $93,000 - $145,500 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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