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Vehicle Integration - Product Description Book Coordinator Job

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR






Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for Vehicle Integration - Product Description Book Coordinator  to join our Engineering 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.



 Position Summary



The Vehicle Integration team is responsible for managing the comprehensive portfolio of integrated technology and features within the vehicle. This  team provides written and visual communication to the organization describing the intended behavior of the vehicle to support product definition and development.

Product Description Book Coordinator role will be responsible for documenting the project goals, performance, and component requirements for upcoming projects. In this position, successful candidate will gather relevant input from multiple stakeholders, manage scope change processes and scope change requests, and help engineering and support teams negotiate their needs to implement projects.



Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Support the development of project scope and scope management of major projects
  • Maintain awareness of overall program scope details
  • Support and provide feedback during Technical, Concept, and Design Reviews
  • Facilitate Chief Engineer and GM-level reviews of Product Description Book content
  • Coordinate with Product Planning, Manufacturing, and PACCAR Parts to understand major program Books of Wishes
  • Serve as the liaison between stakeholders to define the vehicle performance requirements derived from the Books of Wishes
  • Work closely with all identified stakeholders to set vehicle performance targets
  • Provide timely definition of design requirements by completing major program Product Description Books (PDB)
  • Update and manage corporate specifications
  • Support and manage scope change request processes




Qualifications / Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree (in Engineering is preferred)
  • Technical writing experience
  • Experience in engineering fields, particularly in the automotive industry
  • Experience in authoring technical requirements (S.M.A.R.T.)
  • Experience in IBM Doors Next Gen or requirements management databases
  • Focus on interdepartmental communication
  • Presentation skills for technical or executive audiences
  • Development of program-wide schedules, milestones, and action plans
  • Capability of organizing and balancing large sums of data



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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