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Mechanical Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Platform (SG 25/31) Job

Date: Nov 16, 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 a Mechanical Engineer with interest in developing the systems required to launch an autonomous enabled truck including new designs for Outerbody, Mechanical Structures, Braking, and Steering.  Duties involve interface with Product Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Management across all PACCAR Divisions to evaluate customer requirements and definition of vehicle level targets that support launching the next generation of autonomous trucks.  Scope of work includes concept development, final design development, validation planning, testing support and launching product into production.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of ADAS Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Platform (AV-P) systems through the entire product development process from Project Definition to Product Launch.
  • Develop mechanical system concepts to meet vehicle platform requirements and utilize analytical tools to verify a robust design.
  • Utilize DFMEA and DVP tools to mitigate system design risk throughout the concept, design, and validation phases of the program.
  • Create and maintain up-to-date project schedules and develop mitigation plans as needed to meet program milestones.
  • Effectively manage relationships with the autonomous partner and suppliers to ensure information flows smoothly and issues are proactively addressed.
  • Coordinate regularly during the development process with other PACCAR engineering teams including Embedded software engineering, PACCAR Innovation Center (PIC), and PACCAR Technical Center (PTC).
  • Coordinate regularly during the development process with cross-functional groups including Product Planning, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and PACCAR Parts.
  • Act in a professional manner in all contacts with external and internal customers.
  • Some travel may be required.

Skills / Competencies

  • Strong organizational and documentation skills with the ability to prioritize work effectively
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks, ability to learn on the fly, and adapt to change
  • Demonstrate professional and successful communication skills (verbal/written) with strong, effective interpersonal abilities
  • Proactive approach to reconciling issues and reaching consensus
  • Strong overall knowledge of PACCAR vehicles
  • ADAS vehicle experience preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck components and systems is preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with CREO / CREO View / Windchill (or similar) required
  • Experience with a Phase Gate development process
  • Knowledge in the use of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools


Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical 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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