Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension Job

Date: Sep 16, 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, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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.



Here's what you will do in this role:

  • Participate in the design and development of heavy-duty truck suspensions within the Core Suspension group. 

  • Manage suspension-related projects “cradle-to-grave” for areas of the truck including front and rear suspensions, axles, brakes, outer-ends, power steering, fifth wheels, and end-of-frame. 

  • Complete work related to Requests for Engineering Information (REIs), regulation changes, Plant Liaison Requests (PLRs), field service, and OAR support. 

  • Gain and breadth of knowledge in the project release process by working with internal and external organizations.

  • Utilize Creo to create optimized parts and assemblies of complex designs.

  • Work with internal and external organizations to validate the designs.

  • Work through the Product Creation Process utilizing Tollgate to manage projects and report updates, and put Six Sigma skills to use regularly.



Skills & Qualifications:

  • BSME required; Masters degree in business or engineering and P.E. certificate preferred

  • 0-1 years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components preferred; proficiency using Creo or other solids modeling software preferred

  • Past experience working onsite at a PACCAR facility preferred

  • Competence in the use of personal computer software such as word processing, database, and spreadsheets

  • Familiarity with project management methods and tools

  • Candidate should be willing to make use of engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems

  • Requires independent judgment and effective project management

  • Ability to manage costs, time and resources; strong communication skills.



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 Mechanical Design Engineer-Suspension is $63,000 - $94,500 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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