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Vehicle and Powertrain CFD Analyst Job

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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. This position is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.


Requisition Summary

 This position is located within the Vehicle Integration and Analysis organization at PTC with focus on 3-D CFD analyses for HD trucks, including conventional diesel, BEV and FCEV. Responsibilities include model development, validation and application to support various projects. The person is to engage with other divisions (Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF) as well as external organizations in collaborative activities.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Support HD truck powertrain and vehicle integration projects with 3-D CFD analyses. of key systems (e.g., air/exhaust, HVAC, thermal management)
  • Systems and applications include but not limited to:
    • Thermal management system (engine, battery, eMotor etc.)
    • HVAC system
    • After-treatment system (SCR)
    • Underhood thermal analysis
    • Component and system design optimization
  • Report and communicate results to team and stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement of model fidelity and analysis/development process
  • Required Qualifications & Skills (Include Education)
  • 3+ years of experience in 3-D CFD analysis with Star-CCM+ in automotive applications
  • Ability to handle geometries in CAD, such as PTC Creo. Proficient with meshing.
  • Multi-phase / multi-physics modeling experience such as liquid spray and its vaporization


Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Solid thermal / fluid dynamics background
  • Outstanding documentation and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated to tackle challenges and generate innovations

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Analyses and design experience with after-treatment systems
  • Proficiency with Java coding and/or other programming languages
  • Experience with Windchill




B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in Mechanical Engineering or Thermodynamics related fields.

Additional Job Board Information

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

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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