Battery Electrical Systems Engineer Job

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Date: Dec 9, 2023

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 200 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 powertrains 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

PACCAR’s Zero Emissions department is focused on new technologies such as battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric, and advanced vehicle concepts that eliminate harmful emissions in the heavy and medium-duty transportation industries. Our mission is to create the world’s best zero-emissions products for our customers, and our communities. Our teams are comprised of bright minds, and friendly personalities, and we thrive on engaging collaboration that delivers top-performing trucks.


The PACCAR Zero Emissions Powertrain department is developing new electrified components to support applications in the global product offerings under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF and Leyland brands.  This role will participate in the implementation of next-generation high-voltage battery systems, provide technical support for customer and field service and influence future powertrain designs.  The successful candidate will have experience with electrical system design in high voltage battery packs including PCB installations, knowledge of shielding/creepage/clearance for high voltage applications, experience implementing products into a production environment, and be able to work in a collaborative environment across multiple business units.   

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Participate in a multi-discipline engineering team to develop, implement, and support high-voltage battery systems for use on heavy-duty commercial vehicles.  Areas of focus include but are not limited to battery cell interconnects, high and low-voltage harness designs, BMS functionality, and high-voltage contactors/fuses/disconnects
  • Collaborate with internal software and powertrain engineering teams to optimize battery designs to meet overall electric vehicle performance targets
  • Utilize a standardized phase/gate product creation process to deliver high-quality engineering designs
  • Champion innovation through collaboration, personal initiative, and team motivation
  • Provide engineering analysis and designs for expanding EV applications as customers adopt the technology into new market segments
  • Be the source of technical high-voltage system information to support design, manufacturing, and serviceability.
  • Support rapid troubleshooting and problem resolution related to battery system scope of responsibility
  • Up to 20% of travel (domestic and international) 


Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related technical field and 5 + years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of HV battery and control systems and their use in commercial applications.
  • Experience in battery pack design and assembly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve timely objectives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally, ready to learn and make use of new processes and techniques. Be resourceful with a problem-solving approach.
  • Willingness to be outgoing, and engaging, and demonstrated passion to deliver top-quality results.


PACCAR 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 program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.



Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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