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Mechanical Engineer - Battery Electric Vehicle - High Voltage Battery Enclosure (SG 24/25/31) Job

Date: Nov 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 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 Peterbilt’s future electric powered vehicles?  The Advance Design team is looking for a Mechanical Engineer with interest in supporting innovative design development.  Duties involve interface with the PACCAR Technical Center, PACCAR Vehicle Electric Powertrain Team, Product Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Management to evaluate customer requirements and definition of vehicle level targets that support launching the next generation of industry leading trucks.  Scope of work includes working on new development programs, analysis of potential new product designs, employing innovative skills to mature ideas from concepts, problem resolution, and other engineering duties supporting various aspects of product development. The Battery Enclosure will house the Batteries, Thermal Hoses, and Low and High Voltage Cables. This position will focus on compact packaging of a module that can be installed in the factory

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead design effort to deliver common mounting and component strategies
  • Support development of Product Description Books (PDBs) for engineering projects, establishing project scope, vehicle requirements, and performance targets
  • Completion of six sigma documentation in assigned phases of project
  • Prepare engineering activity status reports and other detailed reporting as directed

Skills / Competencies


  • Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck components and systems is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with CREO, Pro Cabling and Pro Piping recommended
  • Experience coordinating prototyping of parts required
  • Experience coordinating supplier activities required
  • Experience coordinating pilot activities required
  • 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
  • Applying standard engineering techniques with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and related computer software.
  • Requires a proactive approach to defining issues and reaching early resolution and consensus
  • New graduates through experienced engineers are encouraged to apply.  Compensation will be determined by related experience and education. 


• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related degree 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? 

PACCAR offers comprehensive benefits from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. As a U.S. Salaried PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan options
  • Flexible spending accounts and a health savings account
  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

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