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Engineer - Cost Analyst Renton, WA Job

Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Renton, WA, US

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. 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!

Requisition Summary

Cost Engineers are a crucial part of the North American Benchmarking Team and work to provide tehcnical evaluation and competitive data for achieving excellence in cost structure.  The position of a Engineer - Cost Analyst reports to the Purchasing Continuious Improvement Manager at PACCAR's new Benchmarking Center in Renton, Wa.  

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Perform cost analysis of components and systems during benchmarking, competitive product teardowns and new product development initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the departments of Purchasing, Quality, Product Development, Product Planning and Production Engineering organizations to achieve cost reduction and quality improvement targets.
  • Analyze and establish cost estimates of:
    • Product costs and investment requirements in tooling/equipment for PACCAR and supplier manufacturing facilities
    • Suppliers’ current production processes.
  • Active participation in supplier meetings and Purchasing negotiations to develop (piece) cost and investment (tool) estimates for assigned projects through extensive analysis of manufacturing cost structure and supplier capabilities.
  • Perform feasibility studies in all phases of the innovation process related to new product projects and support business case evaluations.
  • Execute feasibility studies regarding alternative production methods to reduce costs.

Qualifications & Skills

  • 3+ years of relevant experience desired.
  • Knowledge of different manufacturing processes commonly used in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry and its related suppliers.
  • Excellent Verbal/Written Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Six Sigma training is strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to make reliable cost estimates and analysis based on limited technical information.
  • Automotive/Commercial Vehicle experience strongly preferred.
  • Travel to be 10 - 15% 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required,
    • Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing , Industrial, Automotive Engineering or comparable.
  • Degree from ABET Credited School required

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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