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Powertrain CAE Engineer-Thermal Management System - Farmington Hills, MI Job

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Date: Jul 4, 2019

Location: Farmington Hills, MI, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position is located within the Advanced Powertrain organization at PACCAR Technical Center with focus on thermal management for heavy duty diesel powertrains and vehicle electrifications. The person is required to perform computational analysis, primarily with 1-D tools. Responsibilities include model development, validation and application, leading & guiding discussions with suppliers concerning design details to meet performance target. The person is to engage with other divisions (DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt) as well as external organizations in collaborative activities as a technical expert.

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!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc. through innovative product development and testing. This position is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

•    Use CAE tools to develop / improve thermal management solutions for HD diesel powertrains and electrification with integration into vehicle models. 
•    Lead and guide component selection as well as design details for vehicle electrifications, including battery cooling.
•    Develop plant models for Model In the loop (MIL) to Hardware In the loop (HIL) and support controls development
•    Continuous validation and improvement of model fidelity as well as analysis/development process by managing correlations with suppliers and on-site test and computational resources
•    Execute design optimizations using computational tools
•    Report and communicate results to team and stakeholders


Required Qualifications & Skills  

•    5 years of experience with 1-D modeling, particularly for powertrain and vehicle system level models 
•    Experience developing thermal management systems in electric vehicles
•    In-depth knowledge and design experience of cooling circuit and heat exchangers 
•    Solid thermodynamics background, particular on energy storage, exchange and recovery
•    Experience with CAD software (e.g., PTC Creo)
•    Excellent documentation, presentation and interpersonal skills
•    Self-motivated for challenges and innovations

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

Proficiency with Matlab coding and/or other programming languages




B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in Mechanical Engineering or Thermodynamics related fields.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Manager, Thermal Engineering, Engineer, CAD, Drafting, Management, Engineering

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