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Vehicle Calibration Engineer Job

Date: Sep 23, 2021

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

We are looking for a driven Calibration Engineer to join our Vehicle Calibration team. Specific focus will be the calibration and in-vehicle verification of heavy-duty and medium-duty vehicle functions.  The selected individual will work in a global, cross-divisional, and innovative team to develop and calibrate “Best in Class” vehicle functions for North America.

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

  • Uses engineering principles and experience to calibrate and optimize vehicle performance functionality via in-vehicle testing of engine management functions
  • Actively participates in the calibration, verification, release, and implementation of software for NA vehicles
  • Develops and executes test plans for requirements verification and reports any discovered defects
  • Provides technical feedback on proposed product changes
  • Provides support to the running business group in the calibration, verification, and release of running change software releases
  • Provides relevant input to the development, communication, and management of vehicle calibration plans, including timing, quality, and budget
  • Translates customer requirements into software calibration data and configurations for the organization
  • Provides technical support to the Control, Software, and Validation Teams with testing, root cause analysis, and defect resolution
  • Stays current on software functionality and product requirements for their assigned functions
  • Identifies opportunities or provides input for new initiatives to improve calibration and testing methods for higher efficiency and effectiveness
  • Maintains positive working relationships with other groups and PACCAR divisions


  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience preferred 
  • Experience with diesel engines and Class 5-8 vehicles preferred
  • Ability and desire to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Knowledge of engine and powertrain management systems and performance
  • Knowledge of in-vehicle engine calibration, data acquisition systems, OBD, and engine control systems
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively
  • 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. 
  • Ability to travel up to 10%


BS in appropriate technical field required, MS degree in technical field preferred

Additional Job Board Information

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

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