Principal Engineer-Thermal & Cooling Systems

Apply now »

Date: Jul 15, 2024

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, 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 Principal Engineering role will direct and maintain ownership of the high-voltage battery thermal development and packaging for current and future battery systems. The successful candidate will have experience in thermal systems for zero-emissions vehicles and be able to work in a collaborative environment across multiple business units. 



Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with engineers and supplier partners to develop industry leading technologies for battery thermal management.
  • Define and evaluate various thermal management technologies to guide and enhance system designs.
  • Direct thermal engineering analysis and designs to support the expansion of EV applications into new market segments as customers adopt the technologies.
  • Foster innovation through effective collaboration, personal initiative, and motivating team members.
  • Communicate results and recommendations to key stakeholders on a regular basis and facilitate technical meetings.
  • Oversee and support rapid troubleshooting and problem resolution related to battery system scope of responsibility.
  • Work closely with PACCAR’s purchasing and quality teams to identify, evaluate, and qualify suppliers.
  • Utilize a standardized phase/gate product creation process to deliver high quality engineering designs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Up to 20% travel (domestic and international).


Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Physics required. Masters or Ph.D. preferred. 
  • 10 years industry experience including 5 years in electrical powertrain systems.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and working experience in battery development for automotive applications, actively leading projects in this field.
  • In-depth experience in actively supporting the design of high voltage battery thermal systems and supplier management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, actively engaging with stakeholders.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally, ready to learn and make use of new processes and techniques. Be resourceful with problem solving approach.
  • Willingness to be outgoing, engaging, and demonstrate passion to deliver top quality results by defining direction of the thermal systems in Global Powertrain.


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

Job Segment: Thermal Engineering, Systems Engineer, High Voltage, Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Engineering, Energy

Apply now »