Powertrain Calibration Integration Engineer

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Date: Mar 30, 2024

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary


We are looking for a driven Powertrain Calibration Integration Engineer for our Powertrain Integration and Performance group.  Specific focus will be vehicle powertrain performance of the North American PACCAR chassis.  The selected individual will work in a global cross-divisional team to develop the best performing Powertrains 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 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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Use sound engineering principles and experience to develop test procedures to conduct targeted powertrain development and performance testing.
  • Support technical analysis of benchmarking testing on PACCAR and competitive powertrain systems, providing feedback with focus on performance, drivability, and fuel economy.
  • Support powertrain test cell activities for powertrain development, integration, and optimization.
  • Assist development of alternative fuel internal combustion engines (Gasoline, Natural Gas, Propane, Hydrogen), hybrid powertrains, and alternative powertrains (Battery Electric, Fuel Cell).
  • Provide technical analysis and input for new powertrain systems and advanced predictive feature, and emerging powertrain systems.
  • Actively participate in on-vehicle development, verification, software release, and product implementation for North American vehicles and aftermarket support.
  • Lead initiatives to improve calibration and testing methods for higher efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Stay technically current with the heavy duty, medium duty, and hybrid/electric commercial vehicle industry.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with other groups and PACCAR divisions.



  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Prior experience developing and testing powertrain products for vehicles preferred.
  • Experience with alternative powertrain technologies preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of simulation and modeling tools for powertrain simulation for powertrain control systems preferred.
  • Familiarity with test cell and in-vehicle performance calibration, calibration tools, and instrumentation preferred.
  • Organized and disciplined with ability to manage personal workload preferred.
  • Willingness and initiative to respond to shifting timelines and project priorities preferred.
  • Ability to perform complex analysis and apply engineering judgment preferred.
  • Aptitude to summarize and communicate issues quickly and effectively in both technical discussions and high-level program reports preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% required.



BS in appropriate technical field required.

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
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field

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 “Powertrain Calibration Integration Engineer” is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. #LI-ZP1

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