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Powertrain Validation Engineer: Battery Electric Focus Job

Date: Dec 3, 2022

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position is responsible for understanding and testing advanced PACCAR battery electric vehicles. A successful candidate will be quick to learn in an evolving and exciting environment. Testing will be conducted on leading-edge powertrains in collaboration with Kenworth and Peterbilt truck divisions. The candidate will be responsible for evaluating traction motors, transmissions, eAxles, fuel cells, and batteries.

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 battery electric truck test engineer and subject matter expert conducting testing, providing insights, test plan development, and tracking of all aspects of assigned testing.
  • Leads effort to develop test strategies, procedures, and processes for battery electric vehicle testing.
  • Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules.
  • Works directly with internal and external customers regarding test requests, planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Creates, coordinates, manages, and executes required program budgets.
  • Develops, tracks and reports program related metrics.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with truck divisions.
  • Specifies instrumentation equipment, vehicles, loading configurations, software versions, and data collection strategies for assigned testing. 
  • Participates in set up of tests, data collection and analysis.
  • Writes reports as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Develops and maintains a high level of familiarity with PACCAR products and service tools.
  • Presents results of testing or investigative projects to divisions or management personnel.
  • Off-site testing requires up to 10% travel.


  •  Understanding and knowledge of battery electric vehicles.
  • 2+ Years of automotive engineering experience desired.
  • Candidate will be independent, motivated, demonstrate excellent analytical and written communication skills, and exercise sound engineering judgment.
  • Commercial driver’s license preferred.
  • Experience with class 8 vehicles preferred.
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively.
  • Powertrain hardware and software testing experience a plus.
  • Experience with CAN based control systems and diagnostic tools desired. 
  • Strong aptitude for root-cause analysis.
  • A strong desire to improve processes through implementation of quality practices.


Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline required.

Additional Job Board Information

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

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