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Battery Electric Vehicle Engineer Job

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

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

The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for engineering investigation, research, design, and analysis of battery electric vehicle systems.  Duties involve root cause analysis, problem definition, problem resolution and reporting of work to upper management. Engineering projects will focus on new product development, production design & support, factory process improvements, field service and warranty support. This position is based at Peterbilt Division Headquarters in Denton, Texas. The Mechanical Engineer will collaborate with suppliers and other divisions within PACCAR: DAF, Kenworth, and the PACCAR Technical Center. This position is located in Denton, TX.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Coordinate design efforts with other engineering groups and departments within PACCAR. 
  • Assign, approve, perform, or delegate designs as appropriate.
  • Analyze data from warranty claims to support future designs.
  • Utilize pro-engineer as a design tool.
  • Initiate and implement designs of a complex nature.
  • Prepare engineering activity status reports and other detailed reporting as directed.
  • Identify, prioritize, and coordinate resolutions of production, production control and Quality Assurance issues as appropriate.
  • Perform calculations, design analysis, testing evaluation and implementation necessary for successful product implementation.
  • Travel may be required.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree is required. New graduates and experienced engineers are encouraged to apply.  Salary Grade will be determined by related experience and education. 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck assembly, heavy truck components and systems is preferred.
  • Previous Design experience of parts and assemblies will be given preference.
  • Knowledge of chassis layouts and system design is preferred.
  • Knowledge of component analysis & validation techniques is preferred.
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint and good presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with Excel.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to change, and display resilience.


  •  Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or related field required. 

Why Work for PACCAR/Peterbilt?

  • Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% match, AND a company paid Pension Plan after 5 years of service.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Comprehensive Paid Time Off – Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.


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

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 ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).

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