Battery Safety Systems Engineer

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Date: Jul 19, 2024

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR

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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, manufacturing, 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!


Requisition Summary

Are you interested in developing Battery Electric Vehicles? Are you passionate about ensuring the best possible experience for everyone involved with manufacturing, using, and servicing electric vehicles? Do you enjoy finding practical methods to apply safety standards to real products? Do you have a diverse skillset in electrical safety principles, systems engineering, battery technology, product design, and communication? If so, then a career as a Battery Safety Systems Engineer in PACCAR’s Global Powertrain Division is for you!


Within a new team of highly talented engineers, you will find yourself designing safety into Electric Vehicle Battery Systems for all of PACCAR’s worldwide vehicle divisions. This position will take a global approach and requires collaboration within a diverse cross-functional and multicultural team. PACCAR is eager to advance its product line of zero emissions powertrains, and this is a chance to assume a critical role supporting that effort. You will be a key part of ensuring PACCAR products are not only safe but also meet the needs of customers and those of the climate.


This position is located at PACCAR’s North Texas office in Lewisville, TX.



Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure PACCAR battery systems have quality designed in using Systems Engineering methods to specify and decompose high-level quality concepts into concrete properties applicable to individual components. Analyze effects of component variability to ensure robust system design in every use case.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to product safety including Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEAs), Fault Tree Analyses (FTAs), verification and validation test results, and third-party certifications.
  • Be a subject matter expert on battery and electrical safety, providing guidance to the organization on best practices related to safe design, handling, usage, maintenance, and recycling of battery systems. Research both existing and future internal and external regulatory and safety standards to ensure PACCAR’s batteries continue to meet requirements around the globe.
  • Support PACCAR Standards by creating, critiquing, and updating corporate standards related to battery and high voltage safety. Work across multiple divisions and functional teams to achieve consensus on practical best practices applicable to heavy duty vehicles and vehicle manufacturing.
  • Provide Safety Systems Engineering services in a matrixed, cross-functional organization supporting multiple simultaneous projects developing technologies for a variety of applications. Maximize PACCAR’s return on investment by developing scalable, versatile concepts easily applied to specialized needs across different vehicles and market segments.
  • Ensure systems are seamlessly integrated within the PACCAR supply chain by providing timely and accurate information to engineering, logistics, manufacturing, sales, and service departments across all of PACCAR’s worldwide brands.


Qualifications / Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field is required. Masters preferred.
  • 5-10 years’ experience applying safety concepts to high power electrical systems.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the automotive industry.
  • 1-3 years’ experience applying Systems Engineering principles.
  • 1-3 years’ experience designing large battery systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of:
    • Product Development (Design for Six Sigma highly preferred).
    • Electrical Systems.
    • Electrical Safety.
    • Functional Safety.
    • Embedded Systems.
  • Excellent cooperation and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in the Chinese language (Mandarin) highly preferred.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, while managing multiple priorities.




 Why work for PACCAR?

  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work in an established engineering organization where work/life balance is valued.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric drive systems, ADAS, and full autonomous driving.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave.
  • 401k with company match AND a company-paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.




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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