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Paccar | Denton, Texas
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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!


Peterbilt Motors Company
On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilt's red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride.  Peterbilt has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer since the company's founding in 1939. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes Peterbilt the Class of the Industry.

Requisition Summary

Seeking energetic, independent engineer with interest in creating, defining, and launching the next generation of industry-leading trucks.  Primary responsibilities will be working within the PACCAR organization to develop fuel economy simulation capabilities using AVL CRUISE and MatLab/Simulink and providing Peterbilt Management with directional input through the position of Fuel Economy Property Owner.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

Fuel Economy Simulation responsibilities will be developing, validating, and utilizing vehicle level fuel economy simulation models.  Scope of work will include collaborating with other simulation engineers, obtaining physical component data for model development, validating simulation output to physical testing, conducting simulations for new product R&D and customer support to ensure superior customer satisfaction related to fuel economy and drivability, and generating associated documentation.

Fuel Economy Property Ownership responsibilities include researching and analyzing new technologies as potential future product features, defining and maintaining a roadmap of vehicle- and system-level targets, facilitating discussion and monitoring progress of fuel economy related activities across the organization, and authoring and maintaining product definition documents and sign-off standards.

Skills / Competencies

  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field and PE license preferred
  • Programming AVL CRUISE and Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow required
  • Conducting data analysis and generating graphs/charts using Excel, MiniTab, Tableau required
  • Excel VBA and pivot table experience preferred
  • Diesel powertrain related experience preferred
  • Experience in Technical writing required – manuals, reports, procedures, standards
  • Ability to present to Sr. Management and lead others through non-direct reporting roles
  • Competent with personal computer software such as word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) or desire to obtain preferred
  • Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Candidate should be willing to make use of engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Self-directed and motivated with demonstrated ability to use good independent judgment and effective decision making skills in leading product evaluations
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to manage workload with flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and demands
  • Excellent technical and verbal communications skills


Peterbilt Motors Company, a PACCAR Company, has an immediate opening for an Mechanical Engineer in Denton, Texas.

Additional Job Board Information

Job grade will be determined based on job skills, knowledge, and experience.


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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