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Electrical Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Platform Job

Date: Nov 9, 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 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.


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.


This position is based at Peterbilt’s Engineering Administration Building next to our Manufacturing 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

Do you want to help shape the future of Peterbilt and PACCAR? We are looking for electrical engineers with interest in supporting design development for autonomous vehicle product power distribution and vehicle controls design development and integration. Design and definition duties involve interface with Product Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Management to evaluate customer requirements and to define of vehicle level targets needed to design systems for next generation autonomous trucks.  Production support duties involve engineering assistance, problem resolution, training and other support of heavy truck production. Scope of work includes project definition, mature ideas through concept development, final design development, validation planning, testing support and launching product into production by applying standard engineering techniques with degree of supervision varying with experience.Hiring level will be commensurate with experience and skills. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of an Automated Driving System (ADS) Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Platform (AVP) including power distribution system, electrical architecture integration and harness design.
  • Initial packaging/space claim studies of AVP components/systems.
  • Develop technical requirement specifications for actuators, redundant power distribution, and other ADS related components.
  • Design and release of electrical and electronic ADS related components and systems for heavy duty commercial vehicles.
  • Integrate ADS related electrical/electronic features/requirements into Peterbilt/PACCAR vehicles. 
  • As part of a new product development team, perform the design and development of assigned elements of wiring harnesses, routings and guides system level schematics or other embedded electronic control modules
  • Manage engineering and project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality.
  • Complete engineering change notice documentation to manage old and new parts and use proprietary software to issue part bid requests.
  • Plan and track validation testing of components.
  • Support product launch at vehicle assembly plants. 
  • Ensure industry leading quality and reliability is met/maintained/exceeded on all components. 
  • Provide interface documentation to wiring design, system architect(s), and mechanical design group.
  • Contribute to development of procedures and practices that ensure quality and reliable electric/electronic systems. 

Skills / Competencies

  • Handles multiple tasks, takes initiative, team player, problem-solver, professional and effective communication skills (written and verbal). 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required.  
  • Previous design experience of parts and assemblies will be given preference.
  • Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck assembly, heavy truck components and systems preferred.  
  • Experience developing vehicle systems a plus.  
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using Pro-E and/or Mentor Graphics will be given preference.
  • Knowledge of DC power distribution, management, protection, fusing, and routing systems, practices, and tools desired.
  • Proficiency using Requirements Management tools, Systems Engineering tools, Pro/E or other 3D CAD software also desired.
  • New graduate to experienced level candidates are encouraged to apply. 


Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is required.

Additional Job 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).

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.




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