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Powertrain Systems Configuration Engineer Job

paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Texas, Lewisville
October 25, 2023


PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company 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. Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow or figure out how to manufacture, sell, or service it, you can find the perfect career within one of PACCAR's many successful divisions. Join us!

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!


Do you get excited about developing zero-emission vehicles? PACCAR is looking for a Powertrain Configuration Engineer to take a deep dive into analyzing innovative powertrain concepts. The successful candidate will follow all the latest developments in batteries, electric motors, and hydrogen technology. In this role, the candidate will need analytical skills to help define the optimal architecture with a minimum set of modular/scalable components. The successful candidate will work with suppliers while learning to know all technical details and act as the Liaison for PACCAR to make sure the supplier technology is suitable to serve PACCAR's next-generation zero-emission trucks

This position is located at PACCAR's Lewisville, Texas office near Dallas.


  • Collaborate with PACCAR divisions for collecting vehicle powertrain requirements (i.e. technical requirements and regulatory requirements) and requirements for connected services.
  • Interact with PACCAR divisions for understanding customer requirements and link to collecting customer field data.
  • Translate requirements and powertrain data into target setting for future powertrain configurations and cloud services.
  • Be the architect for new powertrain topologies, including specification of boundary diagrams, hardware and software interfaces, and mappings of powertrain functions into specifications at powertrain sub-components.
  • Translate powertrain requirements into mathematical objective functions and use these functions to further analyze/optimize the performance of proposed powertrain configurations and architectures.
  • Development and maintenance of PACCAR Powertrain technology roadmap and associated digital services.
  • Maintain relationships with external partners (suppliers, research & educational institutes) for scouting new technologies, leverage knowledge, and keep PACCAR abreast of new technology developments.
  • Initiate and develop new Advanced Technology projects by building consortia and writing proposals.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, Controls, or Systems Engineering. Master of Science in related field a plus.
  • Strong track record in integratingpowertrain components in automotive applications.
  • Proven knowledge in system modeling and describing key characteristics of powertrain components such as performance, efficiency, and lifetime degradation.
  • Experience in Digital/Connected Services / Cloud Services required.
  • Mathematical skills in optimization theory are preferred.


As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off - minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additionalseniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


    PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.