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Battery Cell Technologies Engineer Job

Date: Jun 22, 2022

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This key position is located within the Advanced Technology group at the PACCAR Technical Center.  Responsibilities include leading the evaluation and selection of the appropriate battery cells for PACCAR zero emission  vehicles. 


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

  • Guide the evaluation and selection of battery cells contributing to the correct specification of battery packs and BMS. 
  • Lead benchmarking activities, technology evaluation projects, and development of validation standards of high voltage battery cells for zero emission  commercial vehicle applications.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies in the fields of electrochemistry and materials applied to battery cells, tools, and methods through interaction with universities, national labs and suppliers.
  • Establish requirements and KPIs for high-energy density cells for commercial vehicle applications.
  • Liaise with purchasing to evaluate and select battery cell suppliers.
  • Communicate results and recommendations to team and stakeholders on a regular basis and facilitate technology transfer to relevant PACCAR divisions.



  • Master’s degree in electrochemistry, material sciences or electrical engineering required, PhD preferred.
  • Demonstrated work experience with battery cell chemistry, performance, and failure analysis .
  • In-depth experience with battery cell specification, understanding of battery module and pack design, thermal management, and vehicle integration.
  • Background in system-level integration and performance testing. 
  • Familiarity with electric powertrain simulation tools.
  • Experience with leadership of cross-functional technical project teams.
  • Previously demonstrated resourcefulness, strong technical knowledge, analytical capability, and communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of initiative and innovation.


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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