Advanced Manufacturing Engineer - Software/Electrical Development Job

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Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76207-2198

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 also designs and manufactures advanced power trains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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

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.


This position is based at Peterbilt’s Plant in Denton, Texas, where we have been headquartered since 1980. In Denton, we have manufactured, supported, and distributed over 1 million trucks. Our employees take great pride in our products. We are recognized as a premier employer and valued partner in the local community.

Requisition Summary

Peterbilt's Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team is hiring for a Truck Software Development Engineer. Successful candidates will be dynamic, driven and energized to create and own processes and infrastructure. Experience in leading successful start-up projects and working across various departments and levels of management is highly desired in this unique role. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in truck software development and launch process
  • Provide manufacturing input throughout software development, testing, and factory system readiness
  • Familiarity with all truck software deployed in production (MX, Cummins, DAVIE, VEPS, Eaton, Allison, ESA, NAMux, Bendix, Wabco, VECU, CALID/CVN, ELF, Parameters, etc.)
  • Interface with all software providers (DAVIE, Embedded Engr., MX/DAF, Suppliers, etc.).  Remain abreast of upcoming changes and impact to plant processes.
  • Communicate with plant management
  • Coordinate plant input and feedback
  • Track & report critical software deployment metrics (readiness, defects, First-Pass Yield (FPY), documentation, communication, etc.)
  • Drive Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) investigations and implement solutions to improve future truck software deployments
  • Document issues in HPQC and PLR systems
  • Develop processes and predictive metrics for program/project readiness prior to production implementation
  • Review and approve engineering software drawings
  • Support and actively participate in PCP Tollgate process
  • Initiate and lead 6-Sigma process improvement projects
  • Less than 10% travel may be required to other PACCAR locations, both domestically and internationally



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.  

Having a background with the following systems/software is a plus:

  • Truck Programming (DAVIE, VEPS, ESA, NAMUX, VSP)
  • Truck Diagnostics (DAVIE, Insite, ESA, Acom, Service Ranger, Allison, Wabco)
  • Project Management
  • Six Sigma Certified Belt


A Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required; degrees in Manufacturing, Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering are preferred.

General Description of 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 corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWIN), Veterans Group, Peterbilt Black Organization for Leadership and Development (B.O.L.D), and LGBTQ+ Advocate support group.



Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Developer, Embedded, Testing, Six Sigma, Engineering, Technology, Management

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