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Date: Jun 21, 2019

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position will provide technical leadership regarding functional safety principles and processes to a multi-discipline design and validation team. 

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

• Develop functional and technical safety processes and concepts for the test and validation of heavy truck systems, including driver assistance systems, electric vehicle systems and alternative fuel vehicles.
• Facilitate teams conducting risk and safety analyses of proposed truck systems and tests using tools such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Hazard Assessments, and Fault Tree Analysis
• Interpret function requirements and develop test cases for safety-critical functions.
• Lead the creation and tracking of functional safety test plans
• Develop and maintain expertise in automotive best practices for functional safety, Safety of the Intended Function (SOTIF) and safety in use.
• Give presentations and write reports documenting processes and their application to specific test projects
• Develop and improve test methodologies.
• Fosters good communications.
• Travel up to 10%


• Minimum three years of experience in functional safety engineering.  Experience in the functional safety manager role is preferred.
• Knowledge of ISO 26262 and experience with its application.  Functional Safety Engineering certification preferred.
• Familiarity with Controller Area Network (CAN) operation, especially J1939
• Ability to work well in a team environment
• Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively
• Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
• Strong presentation skills


BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or other relevant field


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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