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Aerodynamics Engineer Job

Date: Jun 30, 2022

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98055 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.


Position Description:

The Aerodynamic Engineer will be responsible for a range of tasks including, but not limited to, CFD analysis/simulations, physical testing, and documentation. The development of aerodynamic trucks requires a broad knowledge of ground vehicle performance, which includes external flows, thermal design, and acoustic performance. The ability to lead and support these activities while working with technical and non-technical groups is necessary to achieve an optimal solution. The position will work closely with vendors and other specialists within PACCAR to increase the performance and efficiency of the vehicle through design, documentation, and process development.



  • Use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to analyze air flow for vehicle exterior, under hood, and interior systems
  • Run CFD simulations in support of government regulations (GHG2) and organize results
  • Use of CAD software to assemble models that will be used for CFD simulations
  • Assist in building functional prototype parts for use in physical testing
  • Participate in physical aerodynamic testing (coastdown, windtunnel)
  • Maintain documentation to organize procedures and data
  • Maintain database of aerodynamic results and features related to GHG2 regulations
  • Identify opportunities on the vehicle for increased aerodynamic efficiency and present ideas for further development by:
  • Working with vendors to increase aerodynamic performance
  • Become immersed with various engineering groups to convey aerodynamic results and protect aero performance through product design
  • Simultaneously coordinate multiple aerodynamic projects within the organization



  • 2+ years’ experience conducting CFD analysis & aerodynamic design/development
  • 3+ years’ experience using CAD
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to technical and non-technical groups
  • Basic understanding of coding, preferably using Python


Candidate Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering required
  • PE or Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience analyzing and resolving large data sets a preference
  • Experience building, machining and/or prototyping products a benefit
  • Previous experience with commercial vehicles 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
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays and sick leave.
  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.


Additional Job Board Information

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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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