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Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer - Battery Electric Job



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

Requisition Summary

We are looking for a Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer . Specific focus will be leading the development, calibration and in-vehicle verification of Next Generation Heavy Duty Powertrains.  The selected individual will work in leading a global, and innovative team to develop and calibrate “Best in Class” vehicle functions for PACCAR.



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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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!


Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington. 



Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Supervise Powertrain calibration and systems integration activities for PACCAR Powertrains

  • Successfully develop and execute Calibration & System Integration plans for the MX and TX programs, including timing, quality, and budget

  • Provides technical input for new powertrain systems, advanced predictive features, and advanced powertrain systems.

  • Summarize technical issues and communicate project status effectively to all levels of management

  • Supports Vehicle Function Definition group with new product requirements definition and software prototyping initiatives

  • Stays current on industry trends and system development processes

  • Identifies opportunities or provides input for new initiatives to improve calibration and testing methods for higher efficiency and effectiveness

  • Maintains positive working relationships with other groups and PACCAR divisions

  • Successfully Leads Powertrain Driveability Ownership, including fuel economy targets and customer expectations.

  • Leads Calibration work on advanced predictive features and integration with evolving new autonomous systems.



Qualifications & Skills


  • 5+ years of relevant work experience preferred

  • Sound knowledge of simulation and modeling tools for advanced predictive features, as well as engine and transmission control systems.

  • Excellent Knowledge of Diesel Powertrain technology, vehicle applications, and use cases

  • Knowledge of automotive communication protocols: J1939, UDS, XCP, Ethernet, CAN-bus, LIN-bus

  • Experience coordinating technical work within and between organizations

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Self-directed and have demonstrated high levels of resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation

  • Commercial driver’s license desired

  • Ability to travel up to 25%




BS in appropriate technical field required, MS in technical field desired.

PACCAR Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match

  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement

  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)

  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer is $80,800-$126,600 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.