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Automotive Engineering Supervisor Job

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US

Company: PACCAR

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 high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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

PACCAR Innovation Center
The PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center, located in Sunnyvale California, identifies and advances emerging technology research and development for all of PACCAR’s businesses.  The PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center is looking for an ambitious and self-directed Automotive Engineering Supervisor! If you have a proven track record of excellence, we are looking for you!

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Innovation Center is currently seeking an Automotive Engineering Supervisor to join our team.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead an Engineering team to define, prototype and evaluate cutting edge technologies for inclusion into PACCAR product roadmaps.
  • Support the proposal, planning and execution of all Innovation Center Proof of Concept Projects, leading the vehicle design, integration and build.
  • Manage all Program Management and Technology Readiness Processes for the Innovation Center.
  • Travel to PACCAR divisions and support Global Engineering Initiatives including but not limited to Vehicle Electrification, Connectivity, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Development.
  • Support and evaluate Tier 1 automotive technology in key areas for ADAS, Electrification and Connectivity.
  • Maintain all fabrication and truck service facilities and equipment.
  • Support PACCAR business development activates including but not limited to company start-up evaluations, market analysis, and industry conferences.
  • Report out on key technology projects and deliverables to the global PACCAR organization.
  • Provide written and verbal updates to management on program objectives and strategic goals.
  • Develop a high-performance team through leadership, development and training.

You're going to need this to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering other relevant fields.  Master’s Degree desired.
  • 5+ years of experience in automotive engineering.
  • Managerial leadership experience preferred.
  • Technical experience in:
    • Automotive product development and or R&D, preferably commercial vehicle.
    • Enabling technologies for AD/ADAS, Electrification and Connectivity including machine learning, computer vision, data mining, real-time mapping, battery technology, e-motors, high voltage power electronics, and cloud computing.

Here are more skills to be successful:

  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage projects and processes.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally while utilizing new engineering processes and techniques to be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated professional and effective communication skills with strong interpersonal abilities.
  • Travel required.

Why work at PACCAR?

  • Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% match, AND a company paid Pension Plan after 5 years of service.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Comprehensive Paid Time Off – Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering other relevant fields. 


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).

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