Functional Safety Engineer

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

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!


Requisition Summary

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


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.

  • 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%

Required Qualifications & Skills

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

  • Minimum five years of experience in heavy duty truck industry. Experience in truck operation is preferred (CDL not required).

  • Minimum three years of experience in functional safety engineering.

  • 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  


PACCAR Benefits

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

  • 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 (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • 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 programs
  • 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 and E-Verify Employer. 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 the Functional Safety Engineer is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above. #LI-ZP1


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