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Advanced Controls Engineer Job

Date: Aug 31, 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.  Additional responsibilities include interfacing with divisions (Kenworth, Peterbilt, PTC, PIC, DAF, PACCAR Parts and ITD).  The person will also work with external research and engineering organizations that are partnered with PACCAR.

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: diesel engine and aftertreatment systems, electrified powertrain, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and advanced powertrain operational strategies 
  • 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 compliant with ISO 26262, control strategies, and validation methods for vehicle automation systems – with focus on the actuation layer
  • Develop and maintain plant models from first principles for vehicle powertrain components. 
  • Provide methods to evaluate conventional and hybrid vehicle architecture concepts and associated controls concepts using optimization techniques – including dynamic programming
  • 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


  • 5+ years applicable experience in a breadth of disciplines that could include: electrical, mechanical, controls, and/or chemical engineering.  Combinatory experience with the aforementioned disciplines is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated strong technical knowledge, analysis, communication, design, testing, and troubleshooting skills
  • Be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation
  • Experience managing technical projects of significant strategic importance
  • Experience collaborating in technical teams, including managing execution and fostering a positive working environment




Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline required.
Advanced Degree (Master’s or Ph. D) or planned path to attainment desired.

Additional Job Board Information

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

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