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Technical Lead-Engine Aftertreatment Development



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Requisition Summary

PACCAR Technical Center is seeking an engine aftertreatment system verification Technical Lead Engineer (TLE) to support PACCAR’s Global Engine team in the product development of next generation engines and aftertreatment systems. In this role, you will apply your domain knowledge and team skills to take a leading role within PACCAR Global Engines.

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.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead calibration, verification, and testing activities to support engine and aftertreatment systems verification in vehicle and in the test cell environment to meet project goals
  • Mentor and help develop less experienced engineers across PACCAR divisions
  • Provide high level summaries and technical advice to PACCAR leadership team and suppliers supported by data
  • Lead and support root cause analysis for complex aftertreatment development issues
  • Propose, implement, and utilize new methodology to improve system verification
  • Collaborate with program stakeholders to improve product quality, reliability, performance, and durability of the PACCAR powertrain
  • Collaborate with PACCAR powertrain Principal Engineers to apply advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes that demonstrate substantial value
  • Collaborate with global PACCAR engine system level integration and domain area PLEs, project managers and engineering supervisors to support the verification team


  • 10+ years of demonstrated work experience in technology and product development
  • Experience in supplier management with strong leadership skills
  • Detailed knowledge of current heavy-duty diesel engine and exhaust aftertreatment technology including regulatory requirements and diagnostics
  • Proven experience with aftertreatment production level implementation and integration in heavy duty diesel vehicles
  • Must be self-directed; possess excellent analysis, communication, and presentation skills; must be organized and take a rigorous approach to engineering projects
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel up to 15%, including international travel


BS in a technical (STEM) field required, MS/PhD or advanced degree preferred

Paccar Benefits

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

  • Competitive salary and 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, 12 paid holidays, and sick leave
  • 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 program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. 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 Powertrain Technical Lead Engineer role is $110,600 - $173,000 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This role is also eligible for a holiday gift. #LI-ZP1