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Senior OBD Regulatory Engineer Job

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Date: Feb 17, 2019

Location: Farmington Hills, MI, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR seeks a technical leader to help meet the upcoming OBD challenges in 2021, 2024 and beyond.  This person will work with directors, development engineers, and other industry professionals to define PACCAR's OBD compliance strategy.  This person keeps abreast of future technology and provides recommendations to PACCAR leaders from an OBD point of view.  This person will participate in industry committees to help shape future OBD regulations. The ideal candidate would use their decades of research and/or development experience to help PACCAR navigate the challenging regulatory environment.


Engineers with experience in gasoline engines, OBDII, and 1968.2 will be highly valued.


This person will help to create and spread an OBD culture throughout 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!

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. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington. 
This position is also available at PACCAR Technical Center's other location in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Help drive an OBD culture within PACCAR
  • Help PACCAR's diesel engine group achieve compliance with low risk
  • Provide regulatory advice to PACCAR on implications of OBD for upcoming technology
  • Collaborate closely with design teams to ensure compliance of vehicle and engine technology.
  • Create and document OBD compliance policies
  • Extrapolate how regulators would view novel situations
  • Mentor other staff on regulatory aspects
  • Provide advice to PACCAR regarding future regulations
  • Craft positions to be shared with the regulators
  • Collaborate with American and European engineering teams to build team knowledge, assure compliance and create traceable documentation
  • Give internal presentations and occasional external presentations
  • Work with industry work groups, such as committees of the Engine Manufactures Association, to form industry-wide policies


  • 8+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of engine emission technology including: FIE, EGR, VGT, DOC, DPF, SCR, LNT, etc
  • Knowledge of diesel emissions regulations and ARB's culture of enforcement
  • Knowledge of vehicle communications.
  • Ability to explain technology and trade-offs to non-technical decision makers
  • Experience creating technical documentation including preparation of simplified drawings, diagrams and routings
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to self-teach
  • Demonstrated flexibility under changing and unclear conditions
  • Experience with requirements engineering processes and tools such as IBM DOORS
  • Ability to travel, up to 5 weeks a year, both domestic and international


Relevant technical degree required, engineering degree preferred

Advanced degree preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Engineer, Product Development, Customer Service, Engineering, Research

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