Noise Vibration Harshness Engineer Job

Date: Sep 26, 2023

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76207-2198

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 high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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!

Requisition Summary

Seeking energetic, independent engineer with interest in creating, defining, and launching the next generation of industry-leading trucks.  Primary responsibility will be providing subject matter expert guidance to the PACCAR organization through the position of a Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) Test and Simulation Engineer in the Vehicle Performance group.

Job Description

The NVH Engineer will be responsible for activities related to the NVH Property at Peterbilt in Denton, Texas. Duties include establishing product targets, developing and utilizing NVH simulation capabilities, conducting research and development, baselining and benchmarking current and competitive products, assisting in the development of NVH metrics and test methods, providing problem resolutions, providing new product guidance and support, and supporting various aspects of Vehicle Properties and Performance.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

  • Develop NVH simulation models, statistical energy analysis capabilities, system level analysis libraries, and conduct simulations ranging from component level to full vehicle
  • Conduct NVH investigations and develop test metrics, methods, and performance targets
  • Function as a Subject Matter Expert in NVH
  • Direct and/or conduct research, concept development, and methodologies related to NVH
  • Support early definition of new products and continue with on-going support throughout the development process.
  • Meet routinely with Product Planning, Engineering, Management, and Property Owners to advocate for product improvements
  • Track and report on status of achieving program goals related to NVH Performance
  • Utilize PTC Creo, Altair Optistruct, Simulia Abaqus, MATLAB, and proprietary FE libraries as design and analysis tools


Qualifications & Skills

  • Knowledge of and/or experienced in heavy truck components and systems
  • Previous design experience of parts and assemblies
  • Knowledge and understanding of NVH terminology and testing
  • Strength in handling multiple tasks and projects
  • Proficient and/or experienced in creating analysis tools in MATLAB with data imported from various data acquisition systems
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  
  • Proficient and/or experienced with NVH modeling utilizing one or more of either Altair OptiStruct, MSCNASTRAN, Simulia Abaqus, Simulia Wave6, Hexagon Actran, and/or Siemens SimCenter3D
  • Proficient and/or experienced in collecting data utilizing Siemens LMS SCADAS mobile and/or HEAD SQuadriga data acquisition systems
  • Proficient and/or experienced in conducting data analysis and generating graphs/charts using Siemens TestLab and/or HEAD Artemis
  • Proficient and/or experienced with PTC Creo, Catia, and/or SolidWorks
  • Experience presenting to Sr. Management and leading others through non-direct reporting roles
  • Project management skills, including interfacing with Engineering, Product Planning, and Management
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) or strong desire to obtain



  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field and PE license preferred


Act with Integrity

Demonstrate Adaptability

Drive for Results

Influence Others

Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives

Manage Execution

Manage Talent

Technical Acumen

Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen

U.S. Benefits

PACCAR Benefits

  •           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 accounts (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Employee Referral

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