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Advanced Controls Engineer Job

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position is located within the Advanced Controls organization at PTC and involves developing and evaluating control systems for next-generation commercial vehicle technologies.  Responsibilities include development of electrified vehicle, powertrain, and engine systems for on-road truck applications.  Deliverables include: control strategies, application software, relevant documentation to support the pre-development process, and proof-of-concept demonstrations.

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. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Systems engineering, modeling, simulation, and controls engineering for development of advanced vehicle systems including: electrified powertrain, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), advanced powertrain operational strategies, and diesel engine and aftertreatment systems
  • Design architectures and control strategies for advanced heavy-duty vehicle integrated powertrain concepts including: kinetic energy management, electrical energy management, and maximizing energy conservation
  • Design functionally safe architectures and control strategies and validation methods for vehicle automation systems – with focus on the actuation layer
  • Concept development and evaluation of advanced vehicle operational strategies
  • Prove and optimize control strategies using modeling, simulation, SIL, HIL, system, and vehicle testing – where systems, subsystems, and components suitably and best allow
  • Work with a highly functional group of experts that can facilitate a wide array of proof-of-concepts using a technology pre-development process to solve technical challenges
  • Plan and manage research, analysis, testing, and documentation according to PACCAR's Technology Readiness Level process
  • Provide technical support in a range of engineering disciplines to fill in resource gaps and ensure progress
  • Ensure technology transfer to relevant PACCAR divisions and personnel
  • Cooperate with cross-divisional counterparts
  • Keep abreast of current and upcoming regulatory and competitive landscape – including: emerging technologies, tools, and methods



Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline required
5+ years applicable experience in a related engineering discipline
Be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation
Experience collaborating in technical teams, including managing execution and fostering a positive working environment


Advanced Degree (Master’s or Ph. D) or planned path to attainment desired
Experience in automotive systems engineering focused on a variety of powertrains
Knowledge of ISO 26262 and its implementation; practical experience highly desired
Experience with automotive system simulation – including multi-parameter optimizations and dynamic programming
Experience developing simulation and controls suitable for powertrain deployment
Experience optimizing control strategies through design of experiments (DOE)
In-depth knowledge of rapid control prototyping development tools, hardware, and software
Experience and knowledge of the following: dSPACE MicroAutoBox, New Eagle Raptor, Woodward Motohawk, Vector CANalyzer, ATI VISION, CAN, LIN, and J1939 communication protocol

Additional Job Board Information

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

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