Validation Engineer : Battery & Alternative Fuels Focus (GR 24) Job

Date: May 24, 2023

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position is responsible for understanding and testing advanced PACCAR battery electric vehicles, working for the Vehicle Integration and Validation team, at the PACCAR Technical Center. A successful candidate for this position is curious to learn, self-driven, organized, and motivated to work on battery electric and alternative fuel vehicles. The candidate will assist in developing test plans and conducting testing with fully assembled vehicles. Testing will be completed on PACCAR’s current product and next generation leading-edge powertrains. The ideal candidate will be familiar with powertrain components such as traction motors, transmissions, eAxles, fuel cell, and battery systems.

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

  • Research, understand, and stay up to date with PACCAR vehicle architectures, software releases and upcoming programs.
  • Work closely with various PACCAR divisions and design engineers to develop project budgets and testing requirements.
  • Conduct tests for items identified as risks in program Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Design Verification Plans.
  • Responsible for safe working practices on and around high voltage vehicles.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with truck divisions.
  • Specifies instrumentation equipment, vehicles, loading configurations, software versions, and data collection strategies for assigned testing.
  • Participates in hands on set up of tests, vehicle upfits, software/hardware updates, data collection and analysis.
  • Writes test reports w/ detailed analysis of test results and findings.
  • Presents results of testing or investigative projects to management personnel.
  • Off-site testing requires up to 10% travel.


  • Highly self-motivated, accountable, and driven to produce results.
  • Interest in battery electric vehicles systems.
  • Interest in automotive, and familiarity with vehicle powertrain components.
  • 1+ Years of automotive engineering experience desired.
  • Experience with class 8 vehicles preferred.
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively.
  • Powertrain hardware and software testing experience a plus.
  • Experience with CAN based control systems and diagnostic tools desired.
  • A strong desire to improve processes through implementation of quality practices.


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

U.S. Benefits

PACCAR Benefits :

  • 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 Validation Engineer Battery & Alternative Fuels Focus is $72,200 - $108,000 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above. PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

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