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Lead Engine Calibration Engineer Job
Paccar | Mount Vernon, Washington
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Job Description

Requisition Summary

We are looking for a driven Calibration Engineer for our Powertrain Integration and Performance group. Specific focus will be in-vehicle heavy duty diesel engine performance of the North American PACCAR engine families.  The selected individual will work in a global cross-divisional team to develop the best performing emission and OBD compliant engine calibration 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

  • Leads and mentors calibration and test engineers, fostering an atmosphere of teamwork, and inspiring personal ownership and commitment to product quality.
  • Uses engineering principles and experience to develop test procedures to conduct targeted powertrain performance testing.
  • Provides technical feedback on proposed product changes.
  • Actively participate in the development, verification, release and implementation of software for NA engines and aftermarket.
  • Provides relevant input to the development, communication and management of vehicle development plans, including timing, quality and budget.
  • Supports embedded engineering group with new product requirements definition and software prototyping initiatives.
  • Provides support to the running business group in the calibration, verification and release of running change software releases.
  • Works with OBD team to build robust diagnostic calibrations.
  • Leads initiatives to improve calibration and testing methods for higher efficiency and effectiveness
  • Stays current on software functionality and product requirements for the PACCAR engine family.Stays technically current with the heavy duty diesel industry.Mentors less experienced engineers to help them develop in their career and expand the team’s skill base.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with other groups and PACCAR divisions.


  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience required
  • Sound knowledge of test cell and in vehicle diesel engine calibration, calibration tools, OBD, and engine control systems
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively multi-cultural environment
  • 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel up to 15%


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.

About Paccar

PACCAR Inc, operates through two segments: design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket distribution of parts, and finance and leasing services provided to customers and dealers. The Company's finance and leasing activities are principally related to Company products and associated equipment. Other manufactured products include industrial winches. The Company and its subsidiaries design and manufacture heavy-duty diesel trucks, which are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The Truck and Other businesses include a division of the Company, which manufactures industrial winches in two United States plants and markets them under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. In North America, Australia and 16 European countries, the Company provides financing and leasing arrangements, principally for its manufactured trucks, through wholly owned finance companies operating under the PACCAR Financial trade name. (Source: 10-K)

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