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Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer Job

Date: Nov 17, 2021

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The Powertrain Validation group is responsible for validation testing of engine, transmission, vehicle, and exhaust aftertreatment hardware and software used on PACCAR trucks.  Group members develop specialized roles (powertrain software, vehicle performance, aftertreatment systems, etc.) while maintaining cross-disciplinary training and knowledge.

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

  • Serves as a Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer and subject matter expert for validation programs providing insight to software development team, and tracking of all related validation testing
  • Builds test plans and conducts System Acceptance and Property Validation testing as assigned
  • Coordinates and conducts validation testing specially requested by various PACCAR Divisions
  • Conducts hands-on in truck vehicle validation testing
  • Participates in document development and review process
  • Coordinates set up of tests, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation equipment meets specified requirements and performs software and data checks
  • Plans, coordinates, conducts and manages projects of moderate complexity and size with minimal supervision to ensure the projects stay within scope and are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules
  • Writes reports as appropriate incorporating all results, conclusions and recommendations
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments
  • Develops and maintains a high level of familiarity with PACCAR products and service tools
  • Presents results of test or investigative projects to divisions or management personnel
  • Off-site testing requires up to 10% travel


  • 2 to 3 years of truck/automotive related work experience desired
  • Experience with vehicle software highly desired
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands.
  • Test set and Requirements management experience desired
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively
  • Self-directed, excellent analysis and technical judgment required
  • Control System hardware and software testing desired


BS degree in appropriate STEM discipline
MS preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

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