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Power Electronics Engineer - Advance Design Job

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Date: Aug 15, 2019

Location: Denton, TX, US

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!


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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.

Requisition Summary

Do you want to help shape Peterbilt’s future electric powered vehicles?  The Advance Design team is looking for a Power Electronics engineer with interest in supporting innovative design development.  Duties involve interface with the PACCAR Technical Center, the PACCAR Global 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.

Job Functions / Responsibilities
  • Evaluate and recommend battery cells, battery packs, traction motors, BMS, power electronics, and electric powertrain controls for a full range of commercial vehicle electrification applications from micro hybrids to full EVs
  • Define electrified powertrain architectures & systems for heavy and medium duty trucks
  • Benchmarking activities, technology evaluation projects, and participate in development of validation standards for electric components, systems and vehicles
  • System-oriented understanding of thermal, vehicle-level torque control, high voltage DC-link integration, efficiency optimization, and firmware integration for electric drives
  • Knowledgeable in thermal management techniques for power conversion and protection applications
  • Experience with vehicle CAN bus communication and Vector CANalyzer is preferred
  • Must be will to travel (10-20%)
Skills / Competencies
  • Three years of experience in electric powertrain development/R&D
  • In-depth experience with at least one of: battery cells, battery packs, traction motors, BMS, electric powertrain controls (and strong familiarity with the rest)
  • Background in system-level component selection, integration, performance, and thermal management
  • Familiarity with electric powertrain simulation tools
  • Experience as a contributor to cross-functional technical project teams
  • Previously demonstrated resourcefulness, strong technical knowledge, analytical capability, and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of initiative and innovation

Bachelor's Degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Denton
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

Job Segment: Electrical, Construction, Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Thermal Engineering, Engineering

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