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Engine Calibration Engineer Job

Date: Mar 9, 2023

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition 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

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Provide technical leadership and 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




  • 8+ 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%



BS in appropriate technical field

Paccar Benefits


As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:


  • Competitive salary and 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – Minimum of 10 paid vacation days, 12 paid holidays, and sick leave
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education 
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for Engine Calibration Engineer role is $102,700 - $160,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This role is also eligible for a holiday gift. 

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