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Running Change Powertrain Validation Engineer Job

Date: Dec 30, 2021

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

Company: PACCAR

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Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Technical Center Mount Vernon office, is looking for Current Product (Running Change) Powertrain Validation Engineer with the Powertrain Validation team. 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 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.


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 the Powertrain Validation Engineer subject matter expert for post model year running changes providing insight, development, and tracking of all related validation procedures and status
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts projects of moderate scope with minimal supervision
  • Coordinates all assigned running changes with associated DAF, Division, and PACCAR Test Center (PTC) engineers to ensure content accuracy and completeness
  • Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules
  • Designs fixtures and specifies instrumentation, equipment, vehicles, loading configurations, and data processing techniques
  • Leads test setups, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation equipment meets specified requirements and performs preliminary software and data checks
  • Orchestrates data collection and analysis
  • Writes reports, as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive working relations with other departments
  • Develops and maintains a high level of familiarity with PACCAR products and service tools
  • Presents test results or investigative projects to divisions or management personnel
  • Off-site testing requires up to 10% travel

Qualifications & Skills

  • BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline
  • MS preferred
  • 1 to 2 years of truck/automotive related work experience desired
  • Experience with vehicle software highly 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 effectively
  • Self-directed, excellent analysis and technical judgment required
  • Powertrain hardware and software testing experience a plus

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

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