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Engine Development Engineer - Valvetrains Job

Date: Jan 12, 2022

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Global Engine team is looking for a driven Engine Development Engineer with experience in the development and testing of valvetrain systems. This position will support the development of new diesel engine technologies leading to production. Specific focus will be in-test cell and in-vehicle testing of heavy-duty diesel engines of the North American PACCAR engine families. The selected individual will work in a global cross-divisional team to develop the best performing emission and OBD compliant engine hardware and calibration for North America.


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.  

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

•    Development and testing of new diesel engine technologies, with a focus on valvetrains.
•    Calibration of control systems for proof-of-concept and production intent demonstrations.
•    Assisting embedded engineering with defining new product requirements, and software prototyping.
•    Detail oriented test cell and vehicle resource planning and coordination.
•    Rigorous analytic approach to testing and results.
•    Responsible for reporting on testing status and results.
•    Leads and mentors junior calibration and test engineers, fostering an atmosphere of teamwork, and inspiring personal ownership and commitment to product quality.
•    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 five years of relevant work experience required
•    Experience in the development and testing of valvetrain systems
•    Experience with engine test cell testing, calibration equipment, data acquisition, and control systems. 
•    An understanding of OBD and Emissions Legal requirements
•    Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
•    Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively 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 10% 


  • Bachelors degree in appropriate technical field required
  • Masters degree in technical field preferred

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.

Additional Job Board Information

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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