Vocational Fleet Technical Manager

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Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Job Summary

The Fleet Management department is seeking an experienced engineer for the Vocational Fleet Technical Manager position. This role will function as the technical expert supporting Kenworth’s top vocational fleet accounts. This position is assigned 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. As an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, Kenworth is dedicated to optimizing vehicle aerodynamics and internal combustion engine and aftertreatment systems. Kenworth is pushing the technology envelope with the introduction of battery electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric vehicles, and autonomous driving systems.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Responsible to be the technical expert on how vocational trucks will be operated by the end user, how the dealer will order the truck and the best combination of available options and performance for the customer’s application in regard to top vocational fleet accounts.

  • Support the vocational fleet sales team on specific projects, providing the voice of the customer and dealer to enable them to meet their fleet’s goals.

  • Manage projects related to assigned vocational fleet accounts. This could be, but not limited to, OAR requests, and sales engineering project creation and presentation.

  • Proficient at Creo 3D modeling to build and share complex solutions to vocational fleet accounts to optimize their specs. 

  • Cross-functional leadership in working with the Kenworth factory fleet support team in regard to pilot builds and fleet expectations.

  • Provide support and completion of PremierSpec chassis building, and Data Book enhancements when identified through fleet spec’ing. 

  • Travel to vocational fleet customers and dealers to provide sales support for truck spec reviews and product training.


Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. degree required; Mechanical Engineering preferred. P.E. License desired.

  • 2-5 years experience with Kenworth in the plant, technical, or design positions required.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills are a must; Customer service oriented.

  • Field Service experience a plus.

  • Mechanical and/or electrical experience and aptitude.

  • Competency in the use of personal computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; Programming and/or Creo experience a must.

  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment.

  • General knowledge of truck or automotive systems/components and how they function/interact.

  • Project support and leadership for small to moderate-size projects, including customer requests, process improvement & product development support.

  • Understanding of basic principles of computer/application program operation and willingness to support the maintenance of existing applications and development of new processes and applications. Will work with Plant & IT groups.


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 the Vocational Fleet Technical Manager is $84,000 - $131,700 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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