Powertrain Validation Engineer

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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 1/18/2017

PACCAR Mt. Vernon, WA

Mt. Vernon, WA
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Full Time
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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, Software Manager and Subject Matter Expert, which requires comprehensive vehicle software understanding and hands-on technical experience.

Plans, coordinates, manages and oversees all Powertrain Validation Software updates with minimal supervision

Requires in depth software technical experience, perseverance, patience, strong dedication and attention to detail to work through various dynamic software issues

Ensures the Powertrain Validation team is kept informed of all the applicable software changes

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

Leads the test setup, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation equipment meets specified requirements and performs software and data checks

Oversees and manages 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 10% travel

BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline

MS preferred

Minimum 6 months of truck/automotive powertrain hardware and software testing experience desired

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.