Electrical Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Platform

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Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

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.


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

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 integration. Duties involve interface with Product Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Management to evaluate customer requirements and definition of vehicle level targets that support launching the next generation autonomous trucks, as well as engineering assistance, problem resolution, training and other engineering duties supporting various aspects 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.

· Design and release of electrical and electronic ADS related components and systems for heavy duty commercial vehicles.

· Develop technical requirement specifications for actuators, redundant power distribution, and other ADS related components.

· 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.

· 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.

· Complete engineering change notice documentation to manage old and new parts and use proprietary software to issue part bid requests.

· Initial packaging/space claim studies of AVP components/systems.

Skills / Competencies

Knowledge of DC power distribution, management, protection, fusing, and routing systems, practices, and tools desired.

· Knowledge of DC power storage, conversion, and generation related to low voltage power systems.

· Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck assembly, heavy truck components and electrical systems preferred.

· Experience developing vehicle systems is a plus

· Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

· Handles multiple tasks, takes initiative, team player, problem-solver, professional and effective communication skills (written and verbal) is required.

· Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.

· Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

· Experience using Pro-E and/or Mentor Graphics will be given preference.

· Previous design experience of parts and assemblies will be given preference.

· 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.

General Description of all 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 ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group)



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