Electrical Engineer - Systems & Powertrain

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

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 at 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

This position is for electrical engineers interested in supporting design development for product and electrical systems and architecture. Duties involve interfacing with Product Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Management to evaluate customer requirements and definition of vehicle level targets, as well as engineering assistance, problem resolution, training, and other engineering duties supporting various aspects of heavy truck production. Scope of work includes working on sustaining design projects, new development programs, research proposals for potential new product designs and employing innovation skills to mature ideas for concept development, and the design of specific parts and systems in assigned phases of projects, applying standard engineering techniques with the degree of supervision varying with experience.

The hiring level will be commensurate with experience and skills. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Facilitate program definition activities with PACCAR teams to deliver cost-efficient solutions.
  • Coordinate with Product Planning, Manufacturing & PACCAR Parts to align major program book of wishes and identify all customer requirements which cascade into design requirements.
  • Coordinate Vehicle Property Owners (VPO) to set project vehicle performance targets.
  • Provide timely definition of design requirements by completing major program Product Description Books (PDB), establishing project scope, vehicle requirements and performance targets.
  • Apply knowledge of electrical systems and components to design and implementation of truck systems and components.
  • Coordinates and completes projects and design efforts with other engineering groups and departments within the Company.
  • Assigns, approves, performs or delegates design modifications as appropriate.

Job Functions / Responsibilities Continued

  • Identifies and initiates designs of a complex nature.
  • Directs and conducts necessary research incidental to design.
  • Completes design projects and manufacturing process changes from planning, calculation and design analysis, design, testing, evaluation and implementation necessary for successful completion.
  • Prepares engineering activity status reports and other detailed reporting as directed.
  • Identifies, prioritizes, and coordinates resolution of production, production control, and Quality Assurance issues as appropriate.
  • Up to 5% travel may be required.


Skills / Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is required.
  • 3- 5 years experience is preferred. 
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck assembly, heavy truck components, and systems preferred.  
  • Experience developing vehicle systems is a plus.  
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using Creo and/or Mentor Graphics will be given preference.

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 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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