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Daimler Trucks North America Sr. Design Engineer (L6) in Gaffney, South Carolina

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

Design engineer who is responsible for the development, design, and integration of chassis related systems into industry leading heavy duty specialty vehicles.


  • Develop and design complex vehicle components and systems. Apply theoretical principles and engineering techniques in designing a vehicle that is reliable, serviceable, energy efficient, competitive and uses the latest technology available in the industry.

  • Interface with engineering personnel to determine the most effective and economic materials to be used in product parts. Interface with Test & Development personnel to analyze problems encountered in prototype development/testing. Provide creative, technically feasible solutions.

  • Interface and coordinate with purchasing, vendors, BOM, manufacturing and other engineering personnel in the product development and testing phases.

  • Evaluate state-of-the-art developments in the vehicle industry and apply the latest advances.

  • Apply statistical and engineering techniques in designing and testing. Use programming and modeling techniques in conjunction with mathematical analysis.

  • Interface with product regulation and compliance personnel to design vehicles that meet government regulations, restrictions and codes.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s Degree with focus in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university/college required OR 6 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

  • Strong understanding of chassis related systems

  • Ability to collaborate well with other teams and personnel

  • Experience with engineering modeling and drawing software

  • Engineering and Product Development

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred

  • Ability to obtain class B CDL license to evaluate chassis related systems

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Sr. Design Engineer (L6)

Location: South Carolina-Gaffney

Requisition ID: DAI0000HNE