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Job Description

Requisition Summary

Do you have a passion for vehicle design? Do you want to work on industry-leading products that are setting the bar for fuel economy, low greenhouse gas emissions, and exceptional quality? Join a group of high-performing professionals who pride themselves in developing innovative products. Kenworth design engineers focus on product development from conceptualization to implementation on the production floor. See your designs making a difference on the open highway!

Kenworth offers unique career advancement opportunities ranging from engineering design, manufacturing operations, product planning, marketing, and many other business functions. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in design and development of heavy-duty truck chassis within the Core Chassis Group.
  • Manage chassis-related Plant Liaison Requests (PLRs) for the group, develop design fixes for plant issues, and facilitate completion of PLRs by the group.
  • Manage new product, warranty and cost-reduction projects as well as support plant and field issue resolution in the center-frame area of the chassis.
  • Utilize Pro/E to create optimized part and assembly of complex designs for customer specific requirements and supplier product.
  • Work with internal and external organizations to select and validate the designs. This will include close involvement with various suppliers.
  • The position requires close work with the truck plants and includes design responsibility for frame rails, cross-members and frame-mounted components.
  • Up to 10% travel.

Skills / Competencies

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

1-3+ years of experience in the specification and design of complex automotive components required; proficient in use of Pro/E expereince or other solids modeling software.

Past expereince working onsite at a Kenworth plant preferred.

Six Sigma and GD&T experience 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 judgement and effective project management

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



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

Additional Job Board Information

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

About Paccar

PACCAR Inc, operates through two segments: design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket distribution of parts, and finance and leasing services provided to customers and dealers. The Company's finance and leasing activities are principally related to Company products and associated equipment. Other manufactured products include industrial winches. The Company and its subsidiaries design and manufacture heavy-duty diesel trucks, which are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The Truck and Other businesses include a division of the Company, which manufactures industrial winches in two United States plants and markets them under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. In North America, Australia and 16 European countries, the Company provides financing and leasing arrangements, principally for its manufactured trucks, through wholly owned finance companies operating under the PACCAR Financial trade name. (Source: 10-K)

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