Friday, October 18, 2013

Applications Engineer at Kenworth

Job Reference
Job Title
Applications Engineer 

Gayle Burwell 

Job Advert Details

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

Kenworth Truck Co., an operating company of PACCAR Inc, currently has an entry-level opening for an Applications Engineer.

Job Functions / Responsibilities
  • 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 customers application
  • Respond to formal dealer inquiries regarding truck specifications to clarify sales orders and/or make recommendations related to proper component usage.
  • 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 (OAR)
  • Provide engineering support of sales tools and engineering back office 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
  • Administer the OAR process for unpublished options and narrative requests for both orders and quotes
  • Make engineering required changes to the sales order

Qualifications & Skills

  • BSME or BSEE required; F.E. License desired.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills are a must; Customer service oriented
  • Mechanical and/or electrical experience and aptitude
  • Competency in the use of personal 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
  • Project support and leadership for small to moderate size projects, including customer request, process improvement & 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 application

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the
PACCAR Career Site.  Search for requisition number 00004140.

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.