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Vehicle Configuration Engineer Job

Date: Oct 8, 2021

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. 


Requisition Summary: 

Do you have technical aptitude, enjoy programming, and have a passion for process improvement? The Kenworth Product Data Management group is looking to fill a key position responsible for development and maintenance of PACCAR systems that program vehicle controllers to meet the needs of our customers. Coordination of work is required for shared product offering with Peterbilt, KenMex/Latin America, Kenworth Australia, and general system support with PACCAR Information Technologies Division (ITD). Responsibilities include supporting the development, certification, and release of PACCAR products, and working with internal stakeholders to drive continuous improvement and integrated solutions.


Here's what you will do in this job: 

  • Serve as liaison between Engineering, the Plants, PACCAR Technical Center, and ITD developers by:

    • Converting design requests into application/system logic

    • Communicating development needs

    • Understanding the relationship between software changes and business processes

  • Implement improvements that support business objectives

  • Work with the Engineering change process to integrate new content

  • Certify outcome of program development efforts

  • Create and maintain technical documents to define systems


Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills to present technical information clearly and concisely to individuals of different backgrounds

  • Demonstrated skill in building consensus within a team of technical and business staff

  • Demonstrated skill developing creative problem-solving approaches

  • Organizational, scheduling, and reporting skills

  • Advanced computer skills including Excel and Access strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of relational database structure and programming preferred

  • Experience with SQL Server preferred

  • Programming experience preferred

  • Experience with project management and software development methodologies preferred


Education/Training Required: 

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field 

  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience 

  • Minimum 3 years of general truck knowledge desired 


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 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years. 

  • 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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