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Paccar | Renton, Washington
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Job Description

Requisition Summary

The Electronics Engineer is responsible for the electrical and electronic component and subsystem design, and electrical integration into heavy duty vehicles. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Design and release of electrical and electronic components and systems for heavy commercial truck. 
  • Integrate vehicle and drive line controls  into vehicle electrical systems. 
  • Complete engineering change notice documentation to manage old and new parts and use proprietary software to issue part bid requests.
  • Use Pro-engineer and Mentor Graphics to design and document electrical system schematics, wire harnesses and wire routings.
  • Manage engineering and project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality. Plan and track validation of components. 
  • Support launch at truck assembly plants as needed, and resolve field issues as identified.
  • Ensure industry leading quality and reliability is met/maintained/exceeded on all components. 
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers and other professionals to ensure quality heavy duty truck electrical designs.
  • Investigate and resolve warranty issues for power train electrical related claims.
  • Up to 15% travel.

Qualifications & Skills

  • BSEE or equivalent degree required. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good planning/tracking skills.
  • Competency with standard business software tools (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).
  • Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues.
  • Commitment to reliability, value, and quality in all aspects of work; desire to join the World's Best team.
  • Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong results orientation.

Desired Skills/Attributes

  • 3+ years design & release of automotive or commercial vehicle electrical components, including software, wire harnesses, electronic controls, switches, driver input devices, and/or HMI. 
  • Proficiency using Engineering tools (Pro-Engineer, Mentor Graphics, Matlab/Simulink, Rhapsody).
  • Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, On Board Diagnostics, and other areas impacting electrical/electronic design, architecture, and functionality
  • Experience with supplier management through AlAG processes 
  • Knowledge of DFSS tools including FMEA, QFD, etc. 

Specific experience or expertise in one or more of:

  • Design /development of Automotive HMI/UX/Displays/Instrumentation/Driver Controls
  • Automotive embedded electronic component D&R
  • Embedded real-time systems design and implementation 
  • MS in appropriate technical field (CS or EE preferred) and/or Professional Engineering license.

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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