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Paccar | Farmington, Michigan
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Job Description

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Certification Team is looking for an engineer to perform OBD compliance testing on Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles in support of annual OBD certification. In addition, the engineer will use hardware-in-the-loop systems to test diagnostics, improve diagnostic strategies and to improve testing methodologies.

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

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. This position is located in beautiful Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts projects of moderate scope with minimal supervision.
  • Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules
  • Designs fixtures and specifies instrumentation, equipment, vehicles, loading configurations, and data processing techniques
  • Assembles resources required for testing; works to resolve resource conflicts
  • Participates in set up of tests, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation equipment meets specified requirements and performs preliminary data checks.
  • Participates in data collection and analysis
  • Writes reports, as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Undertakes tasks on projects of significant scope. May undertake larger projects with appropriate supervision. May take responsibility for major program activities
  • Develops and improves test methodologies
  • May present results of test or investigative projects to divisions or management personnel.
  • Fosters good communications
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments
  • Communicates with manager, peers, and division personnel of work progress, support, problems, scheduling conflicts, or opportunities of which they should be aware


  • Minimum 1 year of related work experience
  • Working knowledge of class 8 vehicles; PACCAR experience a plus
  • Familiarity with commercial vehicle engines, aftertreatment, and powertrain
  • Proficient in one or more areas of expertise relating to on-board diagnostics (OBD)
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Travel up to 15% required


BS degree required in computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering.

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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