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Advanced Technology Controls Engineer Job

Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position is located within the Advanced Technology Evaluation organization at PTC and involves executing advanced technology evaluation projects.  Responsibilities include development of next-generation electrified vehicle, powertrain, and engine systems for next-generation commercial vehicles.  Deliverables include: advanced controls engineering support, results analysis, proof-of-concept demonstrations, and reporting according to the PACCAR Technology Readiness Level Process.  Additional responsibilities include interfacing with divisions (Kenworth, Peterbilt, PIC, DAF, PACCAR Parts and ITD), and with external research and engineering organizations that are partnered with PACCAR.

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.

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Work with a highly functional group of experts that can facilitate a wide array of proof-of-concepts to allow a fair evaluation of the maturity level and readiness of new technologies
  • Design architectures and control strategies to support proto vehicle / powertrain / component testing
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies, tools, and methods.
  • Perform a mix of technical and project management activities to execute technology evaluation projects
  • Plan and manage research, analysis, testing, and documentation
  • Communicate results and recommendations to team and stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of PACCAR’s TRL process and related tools


  • 5 years’ experience with automotive controls, simulation and rapid controls prototyping
  • Background in electrical and electronic systems
  • In-depth knowledge of system engineering tools (e.g. Matlab Simulink, National Instruments, dSpace).
  • Demonstrated strong technical knowledge, analysis, communication, design, testing, and troubleshooting skills
  • Quickly learn new technologies / Understand complex system designs
  • Experience managing technical projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills, be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of initiative and innovation.


  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering Physics
  • Master’s degree preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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