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Mechanical Engineer- Battery Electric Vehicle Job

Date: Mar 19, 2023

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.


Why work for PACCAR/Peterbilt? 


PACCAR offers comprehensive benefits from the 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 a dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • A 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 include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more


Requisition Summary

Do you want to help shape Peterbilt’s future electric powered vehicles?  The Zero Emissions Design team is looking for a Battery Electric Vehicle 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, Management and Suppliers 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.  

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership on the development and validation of electrified powertrains for medium and heavy-duty trucks, including coaching and mentoring, review, and approval for technical documentation
  • Ability to manage deliverables across multiple projects, providing guidance on the application of specific tools and or processes
  • Work in a collaborative small-team environment to explore and evaluate advanced vehicle technologies.
  • Collaborate with multiple suppliers to aid the successful integration and validation of electric powertrain components into PACCAR trucks
  • Leverage internal product development processes and Six Sigma skills to ensure high-quality results, manage progress, and report updates
  • Manage supplier activities related to the design and manufacture of components
  • Work closely with multiple PACCAR divisions
  • Manage multiple priorities and goals simultaneously
  • Travel up to 10%

Qualifications / Skills

  • 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, or a related field; Master’s degree in business or engineering and P.E. certificate are preferred 
  • Knowledge and experience with Battery Electric Powertrain  
  • Familiarity with controls architecture and coding is desired 
  • Understanding of automotive Class 8 communication protocols (J1939, CAN, KWP-2000, UDS) is preferred 
  • Basic knowledge of Pro/E or other similar solid modeling software 
  • Familiarity with project management methods and tools 
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks, adapt to change 
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills (verbal/written)  
  • Applying standard engineering techniques with minimal supervision 
  • Proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and related computer software. 

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 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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