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PACCAR Inc. Mechanical Design Engineer - Hood Design Job in Kirkland, Washington

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 also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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! Kenworth Truck Company 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. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency\'s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. Requisition Summary This position in the Hoods group will work in a team-based environment focused on the development of designs within the hood and outerbody systems. Design work will be focused on developing mechanical systems in support of new product development projects. In the position, the employee will have the opportunity to work with the product from the designand validation phases through production. The employee will work closely with other disciplines across the company to deliver a World Class product. Job Functions / Responsibilities Participate in the design, development, and implementation of mechanical systems within the hood and outerbody in the New Product Hood Design group Utilize Creo Parametric to create optimized part and assembly models of moderate to complex designs that meet both structural and aesthetic goals requiring independent judgment Work with internal and external organizations to validate the designs Create rapid prototyped parts to quickly validate multiple design concepts utilizing Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, durability, and highly accelerated life tests Utilize PACCAR and industry systems to manage the product implementation process, track costs, schedules, functional requirements, and support new product introductions Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions. Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously. Develop and maintain a clear understanding of plant and supplier processes in hood and outerbody modules. Apply creativity to design tasks and propose innovative approaches to standard work. Qualifications & Skills BSME required; Master\'s degree and PE/EIT certification desirable 3-5 years industry-related background in the design and specification of automotive or outer body systems Proficiency in Creo or other solid modeling software required. Experience with surface design and/or Finite Element Analysis desired Working knowledge of sheet metal, composite panels, and polymers/elastomers and their manufacturing processes a plus Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Solid understanding in use of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques Working knowledge of GD&T principles Competency in the use of personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases Willin