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Engine Calibration Engineer Job

Date: Dec 6, 2022

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

Company: 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.
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.  

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!


Position Summary


The PACCAR Global Engine team is looking for a driven Engine Development Engineer to support product development with a specific focus on heavy-duty diesel engine performance of the North American PACCAR engine families. The selected individual will work closely with the global cross-functional team and be responsible for delivering the best performing emissions and OBD compliant engine calibrations for North America.


Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Responsible for in-vehicle engine performance testing of current and future product models
  • Provides support to aftersales groups in the verification, validation, and release of running change software
  • Responsible for in-vehicle engine calibration and verification support of ongoing development programs
  • Responsible for supporting engine development activities during offsite vehicle test trips
  • Responsible for creating test cases, performing tests and data analysis, and reporting test results for engine component and performance testing
  • Works with the global cross-functional team to ensure test requirements are achieved with quality results
  • Ensures proper communication and documentation of work conducted including updating processes and writing reports
  • Stays current on software functionality and product requirements for the PACCAR engine families. Stays technically current with the heavy-duty diesel industry. 
  • Maintains positive working relationships with other groups and PACCAR divisions

Qualifications & Skills 


  • BS in appropriate technical field required, MS degree in technical field preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in the automotive industry
  • Sound knowledge of in-vehicle verification and data acquisition systems, calibration tools, and engine control systems
  • Sound knowledge of OBD and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively multi-cultural environment
  • Self-directed, excellent analysis and engineering judgment required
  • Organized and disciplined with ability to manage personal workload and a willingness and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands. 
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 
  • Ability to travel up to 15% 

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site. 
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.


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