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Structural Analyst Project Engineer Job

Date: Oct 14, 2020

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

A member of the Structural Analysis group reviews and analyzes engineering designs for structural durability, stiffness and strength using engineering knowledge, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulation and calculations.  Responsibilities include interfacing directly with PACCAR colleagues, planning and maintaining project schedules and budgets, using engineering skills to predict design viability and communicating those results - with recommendations - to respective engineers.

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington. 

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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates 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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

•    Analyze parts/assemblies using tools including: hand calculations, FEA, Fatigue life calculations and test correlation
•    Accept project requests, plan and execute per department procedures
•    Work cooperatively with project requestors to create durable components and assemblies
•    Create project closure reports
•    Work with other Technical Center departments to gather appropriate data required for projects
•    Develop and refine department analysis procedures and processes



  • Proficiency in Finite Element Analysis
  • 5+ years structural analysis experience
  • 2+ years working with Hyperworks and Abaqus finite element analysis software packages
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with, mechanics of materials
  • Knowledge of the basics of fatigue theory
  • Strong communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • Affinity to work with computer software


  • Multi-body dynamics simulation experience
  • LS-Dyna experience
  • Scripting experience - Python preferred
  • PACCAR knowledge



Bachelor's degree in relevant field required.  Master's degree Mechanical Engineering preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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