Sales / Applications Engineer

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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016

PACCAR Kirkland, WA

Kirkland, WA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


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.

The Engineering Operations team has an opening for a Sales/Applications Engineer in Kirkland, WA.

Responsible to be the engineering expert on how the truck will be operated by the end user, how the dealer will order the truck, and the best combination of available options for the customer s application.
Respond to formal dealer inquiries regarding truck specifications and performance.
Support design and manufacturing engineering on specific projects, providing the voice of the customer and dealer.
Answer dealers telephone inquiries, job requests, and option approval requests (OARs).
Review and coordinate development of custom design requests.
Provide engineering support of PROSPECTOR, databook, and application programs.
Travel to customers and dealers to provide sales support for truck order reviews.
Provide technical knowledge for dealer training and other Kenworth training courses.
Travel to support marketing events and industry trade shows.

Bachelor of science (BS) degree required; BSME, BSEE, or BSCh preferred.
Fundamentals of engineering (FE) or professional engineer (PE) license desired.
Truck Industry experience or related field required.
Six sigma experience desired (i.e. DFSS, GB, BB).
Field service experience desired.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must; customer service oriented.
Competency in the use of computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; programming and/or Pro/E experience a plus.
Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment.
General knowledge of truck or automotive systems/components and how they function/interact.
Mechanical and/or electrical experience and aptitude.
Project support and leadership for small to moderate size projects, including customer requests, process improvements, and product development support.
Understanding of basic principles of computer/application program operation and willingness to support maintenance of existing applications and development of new processes and applications. Will work with factory and IT groups.

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

PACCAR is an EqualOpportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Additional Benefits

PACCAR offers an excellent benefits package.