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Climatic Chassis Dynamometer Test Engineer (GR 25/31) Job

Date: Nov 13, 2022

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

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR, global manufacturer of heavy-duty transportation equipment, including Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks, seeks a Climatic Chassis Dynamometer Test Engineer at their Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. The Climatic Chassis Dynamometer (CCD) Test Engineer will manage and execute testing activities in cooperation with requestors from PTC, Paccar Truck Divisions and PACCAR Global Engine organization. Key responsibilities include running and managing CCD testing activities as well as serving as a leader and mentor for technical staff. In addition, technical support of the CCD systems will require becoming an expert on the design and function of the individual systems that give the CCD it’s unique operating parameters.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

•    Conduct performance, durability, and emissions testing of heavy-duty diesel along with battery electric powertrain systems to support program goals of European and North American PACCAR divisions
•    Mentor CCD technical staff about cell and engine operation, emissions measurement practices, data analysis, and quality validation
•    Identify and implement processes to improve the quality and efficiency of powertrain testing, emissions measurement, and data processing. Improve existing test protocols to increase automation and test cell utilization
•    Work with CCD team to perform facility and software upgrades for compliance with 40 CFR Part 1066
•    Support PACCAR’s organizations by supplying and improving the testing tools used for calibrating, evaluating, and validating new engine and aftertreatment hardware and software



•    Minimum 3 years work experience performing powertrain testing 
•    Knowledge of diesel engine and exhaust aftertreatment system operation 
•    Ability to work with CCD and ETL technician staff, fostering teamwork and employee development
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
•    Excellent organizational and communication skills
•    Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

•    Test cell experience performing heavy-duty on-highway engine development   
•    Proficiency using AVL test cell automation systems and data analysis (PUMA and CONCERTO)
•    Minimum 5 years work experience performing powertrain testing
•    Experience with PACCAR engine and aftertreatment development tools (ATI Vision)
•    Strong preference for experience in test protocols for OBD systems, heavy-duty on-the road diesel engine operations, knowledge of current diesel exhaust aftertreatment technology (DOC, DPF, SCR & DEF).
•    Knowledge of EPA and CARB diesel emissions regulations
•    Must be self-directed; possess excellent analysis, communication and presentation skills; must be organized and take a rigorous approach to engineering projects
•    Ability to work well independently and as part of a team; communicate within the organization.
•    Must be able to manage personal workload and have the willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
•    Maintain positive working relationship with other groups at PTC and other PACCAR divisions


•    BS in appropriate technical field required; MS preferred for advancement opportunities.


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

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. 

Additional Job Board Information

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

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