Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer - Battery Electric (GR 23)

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary


The Powertrain Validation group is responsible for validation testing of engine, transmission, vehicle, and exhaust aftertreatment hardware and software used on PACCAR trucks. Group members develop specialized roles (powertrain software, vehicle performance, aftertreatment systems, etc.) while maintaining cross-disciplinary training and knowledge.

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


  • Serves as a Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer and subject matter expert for developmental validation programs providing insight to software development team, and tracking of all related validation testing
  • Builds test plans and conducts System Acceptance and Property Validation testing as assigned
  • Coordinates and conducts validation testing specially requested by various PACCAR Divisions
  • Conducts hands-on in truck vehicle validation testing
  • Participates in set up of tests, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation equipment meets specified requirements and performs software and data checks
  • Plans, coordinates, conducts and manages projects of moderate complexity and size with minimal supervision to ensure the projects stay within scope and are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules
  • Writes reports as appropriate incorporating all results, conclusions and recommendations
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments



  • 1-2 year of truck/automotive related work experience desired
  • Experience with vehicle software highly desired
  • Minimum 6 months of Electric vehicle experience desired
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands.
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effective
  • Self-directed, excellent analysis and technical judgment required
  • Powertrain hardware and software testing experience a plus



BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline

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 Controls Validation Engineer-Battery Electric is $65,500 - $98,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. #LI-ZP1

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