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Vehicle Engine Performance Supervisor Job

Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Global Engine team is looking for a driven Vehicle Engine Performance Supervisor to support current product and product development with a specific focus on heavy-duty diesel engine performance of the North American PACCAR engine families. The selected individual will work closely with the global cross-functional team and be responsible for delivering the best performing emissions and OBD compliant engines 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 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

  • Leads and mentors calibration and test engineers, fostering an atmosphere of teamwork, and inspiring personal ownership and commitment to product quality

  • Provides relevant input to the development, communication and management of engine and vehicle development plans, including timing, quality and budget

  • Uses engineering principles and experience to develop test procedures to conduct targeted engine performance testing

  • Practice a systems engineering approach to powertrain development

  • Provide technical feedback to program stakeholders on proposed product changes

  • Align test plans with the OBD teams and support them in the development of robust diagnostic calibrations

  • Align test plans with Aftertreatment teams and support them in development and advanced technology projects

  • Provides support to the running business group in the calibration, verification and release of running change software releases

  • Leads initiatives to improve calibration and testing methods for higher efficiency and effectiveness

  • Stays current on software functionality and product requirements for the PACCAR engine family

  • Stays technically current with the heavy-duty diesel industry

  • Maintains positive working relationships with other groups and PACCAR divisions


  • Minimum 5-8 years of relevant work experience in the automotive industry

  • Sound knowledge of test cell and in-vehicle diesel engine calibration, calibration tools, OBD, and engine control systems

  • Sound knowledge of OBD regulatory requirements

  • Sound knowledge of tailpipe, GHG, and Not-To-Exceed regulations

  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment

  • Self-directed, excellent analysis and engineering judgment required

  • Organized and disciplined with ability to manage personal workload and a willingness and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to travel up to 20%


  • BS in appropriate technical field required, MS degree in technical field preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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