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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Alternative Powertrains Job

Date: Feb 25, 2021

Location: Denton, TX, US

Company: 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 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!

Peterbilt Motors Company

On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilt's red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride. Peterbilt has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer since the company's founding in 1939. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes Peterbilt the Class of the Industry.

Requisition Summary

This position reports to the Advanced Manufacturing Department within Peterbilt Motors Company. This position is directly responsible for the activities related to manufacturing preparation for building Zero Emissions Vehicles including Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV).

Job Functions / Responsibilities

The job duties will include the following:

  • Lead activities associated with identifying PACCAR factory requirements for BEV and FCEV. This includes but is not limited to budget requirements, brick and mortar changes, validation equipment, training, logistics packaging, product flow, and infrastructure development.
  • Provide manufacturing input in electric vehicle design development and launch process. This includes but is not limited to assembly process, manufacturing standards, safety standards, logistics, software development, and vehicle system validation.
  • Support technical, concept, and design reviews with the appropriate manufacturing slide templates.
  • Obtain knowledge of all truck software deployed in production related to electric vehicles, programming, and diagnostic tools.
  • Develop requirement specifications for truck functions required for in factory settings.

Job Functions - Responsibilities Continued

  • Communicate pertinent information with PACCAR impacted factories. Coordinate plant input and feedback.
  • Provide build support during pilot build activities at suppliers and truck factories.
  • Track and report critical metrics (readiness, defects, documentation, communication).
  • Document issues in PLR system, and escalate critical concerns.
  • Review drawings for manufacturing using the Windchill environment.
  • Design, validate, and implement logistics solutions for new products.
  • Travel will be required.

Qualifications / Skills

The successful candidate will have five or more years of engineering experience, preferably with one to three years of manufacturing/industrial engineering or design for manufacturability experience. A highly motivated self-starter with proven track record leading successful projects. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required; degrees in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering are preferred.
  • Having a background with the following is a plus:
    • Truck / Vehicle Programming
    • Truck / Vehicle Diagnostics
    • Project Management
    • Six Sigma Certified Belt

Qualifications / Skills Continued


Act with Integrity
Demonstrate Adaptability
Drive for Results
Influence Others
Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives
Manage Execution
Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen


A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required from an ABET accredited university; degrees in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering are preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).


Nearest Major Market: Denton
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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