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Diesel Engine CAE Engineer - Air Management System Job

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Date: Mar 17, 2019

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position is located within the Advanced Powertrain organization at PTC with focus on diesel engine performance development using modeling and analysis tools. The successful candidate is required to have solid design skills as well as experience in modeling and analyses of air management systems including turbocharger. Responsibilities include model development, validation and application, leading & guiding discussions with suppliers concerning design details to meet performance target. The successful candidate is to engage with other divisions (DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt) as well as external organizations in collaborative activities.

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 high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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

  • Use CAE tools to develop PACCAR MX engine air management systems (Turbocharger, Intake/Exhaust manifolds, EGR circuit etc.)
  • Lead and guide component selections as well as design details for engine performance development.
  • Develop, validate, and maintain computational models. Develop new methodologies.
  • Execute design optimizations using computational tools
  • Report and communicate results to team and stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement of model fidelity as well as analysis/development process



Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 5 years of experience with 1-D engine modeling, particularly for air management systems including a turbocharger
  • In-depth knowledge and design experience of charging systems (turbocharger, supercharger etc.) with CAD packages (e.g., PTC Creo)
  • Solid thermodynamics background and engine performance analysis capability
  • Excellent documentation and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated for challenges and innovations

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Proficiency with Matlab coding and/or other programming languages
  • Experience with after-treatment system, fuel injection system and/or waste heat recovery system



B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in Mechanical Engineering or Thermodynamics related fields.

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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