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SuperTruck Advanced Controls Engineer Job

Date: Mar 17, 2023

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary


This position is located within the Advanced Controls organization at the Paccar Technical Center and involves developing and evaluating control systems for next-generation commercial vehicle technologies specifically for the SuperTruck III program.  Responsibilities include development of electrified vehicle, powertrain, and engine systems for on-road truck applications.  Deliverables include: control strategies, application software, relevant documentation to support the pre-development process, and proof-of-concept demonstrations.

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Systems engineering, modeling, simulation, and controls engineering for development of advanced vehicle systems including: electrified powertrain, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), advanced powertrain operational strategies, and diesel engine and aftertreatment systems
  • Design architectures and control strategies for advanced heavy-duty vehicle integrated powertrain concepts including: kinetic energy management, electrical energy management, and maximizing energy conservation
  • Design functionally safe architectures and control strategies and validation methods for vehicle automation systems – with focus on the actuation layer
  • Concept development and evaluation of advanced vehicle operational strategies
  • Prove and optimize control strategies using modeling, simulation, SIL, HIL, system, and vehicle testing – where systems, subsystems, and components suitably and best allow
  • Work with a highly functional group of experts that can facilitate a wide array of proof-of-concepts using a technology pre-development process to solve technical challenges
  • Plan and manage research, analysis, testing, and documentation according to PACCAR's Technology Readiness Level process
  • Provide technical support in a range of engineering disciplines to fill in resource gaps and ensure progress
  • Ensure technology transfer to relevant PACCAR divisions and personnel





  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline required
  • 5+ years applicable experience in a related engineering discipline
  • Be a self-starter and have demonstrated high levels of resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation
  • Experience collaborating in technical teams, including managing execution and fostering a positive working environment




  • Advanced Degree (Master’s or Ph. D) or planned path to attainment desired
  • Experience in automotive systems engineering focused on a variety of powertrains
  • Knowledge of ISO 26262 and its implementation; practical experience highly desired
  • Experience with automotive system simulation – including multi-parameter optimizations and dynamic programming
  • Experience developing simulation and controls suitable for powertrain deployment
  • Experience optimizing control strategies through design of experiments (DOE)
  • In-depth knowledge of rapid control prototyping development tools, hardware, and software
  • Experience and knowledge of the following: dSPACE MicroAutoBox, New Eagle Raptor, Woodward Motohawk, Vector CANalyzer, ATI VISION, CAN, LIN, and J1939 communication protocol



Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline required 

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 program
  • 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. 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 SuperTruck Advanced Controls Engineer is $102,700- $160,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. 

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