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System Performance Verification Engineer



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Requisition Summary

PACCAR Technical Center is seeking an engine aftertreatment system performance and verification engineer to support the calibration, integration, and testing of engine aftertreatment systems as part of the PACCAR Global Engines team.

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

  • Define and execute calibration, verification, and testing activities to support engine aftertreatment development in vehicle and in the test cell environment
  • Collaboration with global PACCAR vehicle, OBD calibration and Engine performance teams to successfully integrate aftertreatment functions
  • Recommend, develop, and execute on continuous process improvement to improve product quality, reliability, and durability of the MX engine aftertreatment system
  • Complete reports and presentations to communicate findings, draw conclusions and give recommendations on the next steps
  • Stay aware of new and upcoming aftertreatment technologies and testing methods
  • Maintain positive working relationship with other groups at the PACCAR Technical Center and other PACCAR divisions


  • 1+ years of work experience in the automotive industry
  • Understanding of heavy-duty diesel emissions regulatory requirements including diagnostics
  • Understanding of current diesel exhaust aftertreatment technology (DOC, DPF, SCR & DEF)
  • Knowledge of engine control system strategies and how they pertain to diesel engine and aftertreatment systems
  • Scripting and data analysis experience using MATLAB, Python or Minitab desired
  • Experience with engine test cell/vehicle data collection, analysis and test planning is preferred
  • Experience with engine calibration, data collection tools (ATI Vision/Vector Canape, Cummins Calterm/ETAS INCA & Vector CANalyzer) and engine control systems
  • 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
  • Must be able to manage personal workload and have the willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Ability to travel up to 15%, including international travel


BS in a technical (STEM) field required, MS 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 System Performance Verification Engineer role is $75,100 - $112,300 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