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Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Thermal Management Group (TMG) Manager

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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!

Requisition Summary

The Thermal Management Group (TMG) at PACCAR Technical Center has two areas of focus. First, validation testing and development of HVAC and powertrain cooling system using the TMG testing chambers. Second, operates between the Thermal Management Group and the Climatic Chassis Dynamometer (CCD) used for onboard diagnostics (OBD) testing and development, engine and aftertreatment performance, greenhouse gas regulatory testing, and battery electric vehicle performance evaluation. This group’s manager will guide the teams along the path of providing these services and will be required to develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues and management at PACCAR divisions.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supervision, coordination, and development of project engineers and technicians conducting testing in both the cold chamber and cooling cell.
  • Oversee supervision and operation of the CCD as it supports engine development needs and vehicle validation activities.
  • Provide expertise to plan and conduct performance testing of truck cooling and exhaust systems to engine manufacturer installation requirements.
  • Develop and maintain department budget and review with management.
  • Review project requests and assemble resources for testing.
  • Collect and analyze test operation metrics and identify opportunities for efficiency and effectivity improvements.
  • Assess operational needs, including processes, staffing, and equipment, and provide input to PTC management in the form of expense and capital budgets.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and productive work relations with other departments and divisions.
  • Monitor major truck and engine program timelines and create strategies to manage resource constraints and provide feedback to program managers on risks and issues.


  • Minimum 10 years work experience performing cooling and HVAC systems testing.
  • Knowledge of diesel engine and exhaust aftertreatment system operations related to engine cooling, HVAC system performance, and emission testing.
  • Familiar with engine installation requirements and execution of related performance testing.
  • Desire to work with TMG staff, fostering teamwork and employee development
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively
  • Self-directed with excellent analysis skills, technical judgment, and attention to detail


  • BS in engineering with related test experience required.
  • MS in engineering with engine, after treatment or cooling system experience 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 Thermal Management Group (TMG) Manager is $106,300 - $166,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

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