Powertrain Controls Engineer

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR


PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company 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. Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow or figure out how to manufacture, sell, or service it, you can find the perfect career within one of PACCAR’s many successful divisions. Join us! 


Job Summary

You have extensive hands-on experience in control function development and the ability to define PACCAR’s next-generation powertrain control architecture and design its underlying control functions. 

The Controls team is a dedicated group within the Integration department from PACCAR Global Powertrain Definition & Integration. The team defines and develops all the powertrain-related control functions for all powertrains (i.e., state-of-the-art trucks, battery electric trucks as well as fuel cell trucks). As a team, we work in several projects serving all PACCAR divisions realizing trucks with the nameplate Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF. 


This position is located in Lewisville, Texas.


Job Functions / Responsibilities 

The Controls Engineer has knowledge of state-of-art modeling techniques and control theory and powertrain domain. You are aiming to get the optimal integrational concept for the HW & SW of the different powertrain components.  

You will be developing mechatronic concepts in a multidisciplinary team and take part in defining the control function architecture. Additionally, you design and realize (parts) of control functions for a wide variety of powertrain systems, from advanced Euro VII up to full Zero Emission powertrains and all in between. 

Your challenges: 

  • Play the role of mechatronic control engineer that defines integral powertrain control concepts & architecture.  
  • Collaborate with PACCAR global teams to collect (division-specific) function requirements and translate these requirements into state-of-art control concepts.  
  • Design state-of-the-art control concepts in MATLAB/Simulink and verify algorithms and models by means of SIL and HIL verification as well as Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) in a real vehicle. 
  • Establish a smooth interaction with PACCAR global stakeholders:  
  • Initiate, coordinate and report periodically the progress of your projects.  
  • Structured handover of your control functions to the Embedded department. 
  • Maintain relationships with external partners (supply base, research & engineering institutes).


Qualifications / Skills 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Control Systems Engineering or a related field is required. 
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to set up the relevant powertrains system models for the functional/control goal. 
  • Extensive knowledge of Matlab, Simulink and related control toolboxes, including RCP tooling (e.g. e-hooks).
  • Knowledge in embedded software modeling guidelines is preferred. 
  • Experience in control function development for automotive (powertrain) systems.
  • Educated in writing functional requirements in a clear, simple, and unambiguous way.


 Preferred Qualification 

  • Master’s degree in Control Systems Engineering or a related field.
  • Knowledge in Functional Safety and Cyber Security is preferred. 


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 fully 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 


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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