Structural Analysis Engineer - PTC/PNT

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Date: Apr 5, 2024

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067 Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Position Summary:

This position is located within the Advanced Technologies organization at the PACCAR Technical Center with a focus on structural analysis for durability, stiffness, and strength. Responsibilities include working directly with Kenworth and Peterbilt engineering teams to analyze engineering designs, to predict designs viability and to provide recommendations. The person will also engage with internal teams in collaborative projects and provide guidance as a technical expert. 


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Analyze components, assemblies, sub-assemblies, and full vehicle using FEA tools (such as ABAQUS, LSDYNA), Fatigue life calculations tools (such as n-code, FE-safe), and validate the models with test correlations
  • Manage projects by accepting requests, creating plans, and executing per department procedures, including writing reports
  • Work cooperatively with project requestors to create durable components and assemblies
  • Work with other Technical Center departments to gather appropriate data required for projects
  • Develop and refine department analysis procedures and processes through method development and capability enhancements.


Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 3+ years of experience with Implicit (static and dynamic analysis) and explicit analysis
  • Working knowledge of pre- and post-processors (Hypermesh, ANSA), FEA software (ABAQUS, LSDYNA), and fatigue life calculators (n-code, FE-safe)
  • Solid understanding of fatigue theory
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated for challenges and innovation


Preferred Qualifications & Skills


  • Interest or experience with multi-body dynamics and vehicle dynamics
  • Interest or experience with explicit analysis such as crash or drop
  • Scripting experience - Python preferred
  • Experience with CAD software – PTC Creo preferred




Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or relevant field required. M.Sc. or Ph.D. preferred

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.



PACCAR Benefits

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 including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer. 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 Structural Analysis Engineer $96,700 - $151,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.



Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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