Electrical Validation Engineer - Battery Electric Vehicle Systems Job

Date: May 26, 2023

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

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 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.

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.  



Requisition Summary

The successful candidate will manage development and evaluation projects for electrical auxiliary systems on heavy duty vehicles, both low and high voltage. This engineer will be responsible for supplier testing review and approval, defining test requirements, design and construction of lab test setups, and documenting results. This position will also provide low and high voltage system support for vehicles at the PACCAR Technical Center including evaluation of high voltage safety system functions. This position communicates with multiple levels of management, external suppliers, customers, and project stakeholders.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts electrical auxiliary related projects of moderate scope with minimal supervision.
  • Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors, and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules.
  • Designs fixtures and specifies instrumentation, equipment, and data requirements.
  • Assembles resources required for testing; works to resolve resource conflicts.
  • Participates in set up of tests, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation meets specified requirements and performs preliminary data checks.
  • Participates in data collection and analysis.
  • Writes reports, as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Develops and improves test methodologies.
  • May present results of test or investigative projects to divisions or management personnel.
  • Fosters good communications.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments.
  • Communicates with manager, peers, and division personnel of work progress, support, problems, scheduling conflicts, or opportunities of which they should be aware.
  • Travel up to 10%


Required Qualifications & Skills

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • 5 years of relevant engineering experience with automotive or other industry high voltage DC systems
  • Knowledge of electrical circuit analysis fundamentals
  • Experience using typical electrical lab equipment (digital voltmeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc)
  • Experience with DC power electronics and traction motors
  • Ability to work well in a team environment 
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively 
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands 
  • Self-directed, excellent analysis and technical judgment required 


Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Familiarity with Controller Area Network (CAN) operation, especially J1939 protocol


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 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  Electrical Validation Engineer - Battery Electric Vehicle Systems is $78,100- $122,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

  • 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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Employee Referral

This position may be eligible for an employee referral bonus. Please review the Employee Referral Bonus Instructions for information on steps or contact your HR representative. 

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