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System Engineer - Power Electronics Job

Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth’s Zero Emissions Department has an immediate opening for a System Engineer. This role will be located 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!


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. 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

Are you passionate about innovations in the field of clean transportation? Have experience or training as a mechanical or electrical engineer in EV technologies? If so, then a career in Kenworth’s Zero Emissions Department as a BEV Systems Engineer is for you! Within this team of highly talented and dedicated engineers, you will find yourself researching, defining, developing, validating, and implementing the latest technologies for all of PACCAR’s global vehicle divisions. This position will take a system-level optimization approach and require collaboration within a global cross-functional and multicultural team. PACCAR is focused on developing zero-emissions vehicles product line and this is a chance to take a lead role in delivering that product roadmap.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide direction for vehicle-level architecture to meet the demands of high-performance BEV systems
  • Seek continuous learning opportunities to stay current on emerging technologies
  • Development or support of various BEV technology roadmap
  • Define system level technical requirements that meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Collaborate with other system owners to define component level requirements necessary to meet vehicle level targets
  • Develop verification and validation plans to ensure customer requirements and reliability targets are being achieved
  • Provide written and verbal updates to local and global key stakeholders
  • Travel domestically and internationally


Qualifications / Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or a related field, with 3+ years of experience in new product development, require
  • Experience with system-level requirements development, component selection, integration, performance, and validation required 
  • Overall product knowledge required: Electric Vehicle Systems, High Voltage Componentry, Lithium-Ion Battery Systems
  • Passion for working on next-generation electrified commercial transportation
  • Demonstrated prior design experience: project management, and/or design lead experience preferred
  • Self-directed with excellent analysis and engineering judgment
  • Fosters a collaborative and inclusive work environment by considering other perspectives and welcomes differing points of view
  • Demonstrated prominent levels of initiative, especially with innovation
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, while managing multiple priorities
  • Comfortable proposing radical ideas and challenging the status quo
  • Excellent work/time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Drive for results


Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plan options for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts
  • A fully funded company-paid pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, 12 paid holidays, and sick leave
  • 401(k) with 100% company match up to 5% and stock options
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance 
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more
  • 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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