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Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer - Battery Electric Job



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Requisition Summary

The Powertrain Validation group is responsible for validation testing of engine, transmission, vehicle, and exhaust aftertreatment hardware and software used on PACCAR trucks. Group members develop specialized roles (powertrain software, vehicle performance, aftertreatment systems, etc.) while maintaining cross-disciplinary training and knowledge.



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

  • Serves as a Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer and subject matter expert for developmental validation programs providing insight to software development team, and tracking of all related validation testing.
  • Builds test plans and conducts System Acceptance and Property Validation testing as assigned.
  • Coordinates and conducts validation testing specially requested by various PACCAR Divisions.
  • Conducts hands-on in truck vehicle validation testing.
  • Participates in set up of tests, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation equipment meet specified requirements and performs software and data checks.
  • Plans and coordinates projects of moderate complexity, ensuring timely and budget-compliant delivery, while analyzing requirements, discussing with requesters, and formulating preliminary plans, budgets, and schedules with minimal supervision.
  • Writes reports as appropriate incorporating all results, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments.
  • Familiarity with advanced diagnostic issues and experience working to root cause problems.



Qualifications & Skills 

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Experience with vehicle software highly desired.
  • Minimum 6 months of Electric vehicle experience desired.
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands.
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively.
  • Self-directed, excellent analysis and technical judgment required.
  • Powertrain hardware and software testing experience a plus.




  • BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline
  • MS preferred


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 - Battery Electric is $80,800 - $126,600 annually.
Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.