Vehicle Property Owner - Cabin Climate Job

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Date: Dec 3, 2023

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, manufacturing, 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.


Requisition Summary

Kenworth is seeking an energetic, independent engineer with interest in creating, defining, and launching the next generation of industry-leading trucks.  The primary function is to set direction and guide the organization to follow a road map for thermal management improvements. The Cabin Climate Property Owner is responsible for managing the portfolio of new technologies for cabin climate for Kenworth vehicles and championing support across levels of management. The position will coordinate with multiple divisions and engineering groups to implement cabin climate systems and strategies into Kenworth and PACCAR electrified powertrain projects.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, and incorporate advanced automotive technologies into PACCAR products by leading initiatives and gain division support for implementing projects.
  • Define requirements for cabin climate management in PACCAR products.
  • Promote cabin climate projects by working with system and component owners as a technical program manager for project implementation.
  • Support cabin climate improvements and projects by simulating design concepts and analyzing impacts on system performance.
  • Provide technical leadership in the creation of a cabin climate roadmap to support new product development.
  • Lead global workshops for alignment on technologies with suppliers and internal global engineering teams.
  • Elicit requirements from customers, sales teams, government regulations, and industry standards to capture customer and business needs directly related to cabin climate.
  • Work with global teams to deliver common, cost-efficient solutions PACCAR-wide (up to 10% travel may be required).


Qualifications & Skills

  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field and PE license preferred.
  • Understanding of design, development, and validation of automotive technologies, preferably with commercial vehicle background.
  • Ability to independently reach out and build cooperation among individuals and departments, and work across multiple organizations to effectively achieve project goals.
  • Effective analysis and project management skills with flexibility to manage shifting timelines, workloads, and project demands.
  • Excellent communication skills with a proficiency in technical writing.
  • Familiar with cooling systems, thermal management systems, and control systems technologies as they relate to commercial truck electrified powertrains, high voltage batteries, power electronics and electric auxiliary systems.
  • Ability and desire to learn new tools and stay updated with the latest technological advancements in the industry.
  • Experience with simulation software, such as MATLAB, is preferred.
  • Experience with CAD software: Creo/ProE, SolidWorks, Catia, etc. is preferred.
  • Background in the automotive or heavy truck industry is preferred.


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


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 Property Owner - Cabin Climate is $93,00 - $145,500 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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