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Vehicle Configuration Specialist Job

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

 PACCAR's Kenworth Division is looking for a strong Vehicle Configuration Specialist to join our 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! 


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. 


Position Summary

Do you have technical aptitude, business process analysis experience, programming skills, and a passion for process improvement? The Kenworth Product Data Management group is looking to fill a key position responsible for the development and maintenance of PACCAR systems that support automated order validation to ensure custom truck orders meet corporate and division configuration and quality requirements. This role requires a leader that will drive projects in collaboration with multiple PACCAR divisions including Peterbilt, KenMex/Latin America, and Information Technology 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.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison between Engineering, the Plants, PACCAR Technical Center, and IT Division 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 the outcome of program development efforts
  • Create and maintain technical documents to define systems


Skills & Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, or equivalent degree required
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience required
  • 3+ years of general truck knowledge desired
  • 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 preferred
  • Experience with SQL Server and Visual Studio preferred
  • Programming experience preferred
  • Experience with project management and software development methodologies preferred


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 Vehicle Configuration Specialist is $80,800-$126,600 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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