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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 12/7/2016

PACCAR Mt. Vernon, WA

Mt. Vernon, WA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


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.

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.

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!

The PACCAR Powertrain Validation group is responsible for system level testing of engine, transmission, vehicle, and exhaust aftertreatment hardware and software for development and current product programs. Group members develop specialized roles (engine, transmission software, vehicle performance, aftertreatment systems, etc.) while maintaining cross-disciplinary training and knowledge.

Serves as a Powertrain Validation Engineer subject matter expert for Summer & Winter vehicle testing with a strong focus on the Engine Aftertreatment System and Engine Cooling packages providing insight, development, and tracking of all related validation procedures and status

Leads, manages, coordinates, and orchestrates multi-vehicle offsite testing in harsh, remote environments with large teams of engineers, technicians, and drivers

Plans, coordinates, and conducts projects of a significant scope with minimal supervision

Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules

Designs fixtures, specifies and oversees instrumentation, equipment, vehicles, loading configurations, software versions, and data processing techniques

Participates in set up of tests, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation equipment meets specified requirements and performs software and data checks

Participates in data collection and analysis

Writes reports, as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations

Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments

Develop and maintain a high level of familiarity with PACCAR products and service tools

Present results of test or investigative projects to divisions or management personnel

Off-site testing requires up to 30% travel

BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline

MS preferred

Strong leadership qualities and experience

Minimum 3 years of related work experience preferred

Powertrain hardware and software testing experience essential

Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands

Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively

Self-directed, excellent analysis and technical judgment required

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Additional Benefits

PACCAR offers an excellent benefits package.