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Senior Industrial Designer Job

Date: Nov 6, 2022

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98055

Company: PACCAR

 Job Description : Senior Industrial Designer


The Senior Industrial Designer is responsible to provide the design and oversight for exterior and Interior projects, including advanced technology projects and subprojects. Works closely in collaboration with Digital Sculptors and the Modeling Studio to ensure the design intent is captured in both digital models and physical model properties through all phases of design and product creation process. The Senior Industrial Designer reports to the Design Manager.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Create and implement innovative design solutions for future and current truck exterior and interior designs, including advanced technology projects and subprojects.
  • Apply industry experience and skills to execute multiple programs and projects through all phases of design and product development from initial concept through to production implementation with minimal guidance or oversight.
  • Work closely with the Digital Sculpting and the Studio Modeling Staff, and engaging all internal and external customers, suppliers, and stake holders through the design development to ensure the design intent and objectives are met.
  • Provide design oversight as necessary to follow up development of 3D CAD models and models and mockups to ensure a high level of surface refinement and quality of design.
  • Work jointly with studio designers, modelers, product planners and engineering to achieve the stated goals.  Promote clear and concise communication about project deliverables and timelines. 
  • Be able to communicate design concepts through sketches, renderings and digital models and make formal presentations to senior level management and internal and external customers.
  • Self-manage efficient & timely completion of projects.  Assess project priorities and adjust assignments as necessary to maintain project objectives.
  • Handle multiple tasks and rapidly respond to model or packaging revisions and product changes as requested from Product Planning, Engineering and Industrial Design staff.
  • Demonstrate professional and successful communication skills (verbal/written/visual) with strong and effective interpersonal abilities.
  • Acquire the necessary knowledge of technical developments of vehicles and their applications, industrial and automotive design, trends, materials, legal requirements and processing and production methods.
  • Manage Class-A surface releases and inspection of production parts against styling requirements.
  • Able to identify, prioritize, and coordinate resolution of design feasibility between Industrial Design and Engineering Groups. 


Qualifications & Skills Required

  • Design Projects Portfolio.
  • BS, BA or BFA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design.
  • Minimum of (5) years of professional vehicle design studio experience.
  • Exceptionally creative, highly motivated and team oriented. Foster a creative and innovative culture internally and externally.
  • Strong leadership skills with strong emotional intelligence.
  • Skilled use of Alias or similar CAD, VRED, Gravity Sketch and Photoshop or equivalent software is required.


LOCATION:  Kenworth R&D Center, Renton, WA


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.


PACCAR's Comprehensive Benefits ( offered from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. U.S. Salaried PACCAR employees, have a full range of benefit options) Including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan options
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings account
  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


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. 


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