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Powertrain Test Engineer Job

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Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: Mt. Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The Powertrain Test Engineer will work at PACCAR’s Engine Test Laboratory (ETL) in Mount Vernon, Washington. Key responsibilities include running and managing powertrain testing activities for internal and external customers as well as serving as a leader and mentor for technical staff. This engineer will work in the ETL developing, testing, and validating PACCAR powertrain systems.

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

•    Conduct performance, durability, and emissions testing of heavy-duty on-highway powertrain systems to support program goals of European and North American PACCAR divisions
•    Support PACCAR’s organizations by testing, evaluating, and validating new engine and aftertreatment hardware and software
•    Mentor ETL staff with regard to cell and engine operation, emissions measurement practices, data analysis, and quality validation
•    Identify and implement processes to improve the quality and efficiency of powertrain testing, emissions measurement, and data processing in the ETL
•    Work with ETL team to perform facility and software upgrades for compliance with 40 CFR Part 1065
•    Work with PACCAR colleagues to align EU and US powertrain testing facilities and procedures


Required Qualifications & Skills 

•    Minimum 5 years work experience performing powertrain testing 
•    Knowledge of diesel engine and exhaust aftertreatment system operation and control systems
•    Ability to work with ETL technician staff, fostering teamwork and employee development
•    General understanding of 40 CFR Part 86, 1036, 1037, and 1065
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
•    Excellent organizational and communication skills
•    Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

•    Test cell experience performing heavy-duty on-highway engine development  
•    Experience performing engine or exhaust aftertreatment calibration
•    Proficiency using AVL test cell automation systems (Puma and Concerto)


BS degree in engineering required; MS degree in engineering prefered

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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