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Sr. Product Safety & Compliance Engineer Job

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth  has an immediate opening for a Senior Product Safety & Compliance Engineer to join our Product Safety & Compliance Team in Kirkland, WA.


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. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.


Job Summary

The Product Safety & Compliance team has an opening for a Senior Product Safety & Compliance Engineer.  The primary responsibilities of this role include leading potential product safety defect investigations, providing recommendations to the engineering organization and supporting the Paccar Law Department to maintain the safety of Kenworth trucks.


Job Responsibilities

  • Lead cross functional teams, including design engineering, supplier quality, product test and production to evaluate potential product safety concerns.
  • Provide recommendations to engineering on product development programs, such as alternative powertrain vehicles, and autonomous vehicles.
  • Support the Paccar Law Department with product liability litigation.
  • Actively participate in industry working groups, such as EMA to influence future regulations.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives related to product safety and compliance.
  • Maintain positive working relationships within Kenworth and with other Paccar divisions.
  • May travel, up to 10%.


Qualifications & Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field.
  • Five or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience solving technical problems using lean or six sigma methodologies.
  • Ability to concisely communicate complex concepts or data.
  • Self-directed and have demonstrated high levels of resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation. 
  • Experience coaching non-direct reports.



  • Experience with heavy truck or passenger car design, manufacturing, and/or testing.
  • Familiar with automotive safety regulations.
  • Exposure to ISO26262.
  • Experience using DFSS tools including FMEA.
  • Experience with data analysis, including visualization tools.


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 company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.


Additional PACCAR Website Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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