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Daimler Trucks North America Instrument Cluster Design Engineer, Mechatronics (L7) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

Mechatronics combines mechanical engineering, controls engineering, software design, electronic hardware, sensors and electrical harnesses. A challenging assignment when you are responsible for safely starting, running and stopping a truck from the batteries to the starter motor to the engine and transmission, to the instrumentation and safety systems such as radar based collision mitigation and wireless telematics with GPS, and finally safely stopping the vehicle with Antilock Braking System.

The Instrumentation team designs products that provide the interface for the operator to obtain information about the performance and status of the vehicle through digital displays and analog gauges.


  • Write technical specifications for driver interface devices

  • Analyze data (warranty reports, reliability growth data, customer data, etc.) to understand failure modes and areas for design improvement

  • Process engineering documentation of parts and BOMs

  • Work closely with multiple engineering design teams to ensure design completeness.

  • Maintain a high level and detailed overview on technical status of instrumentation projects

  • Support Daimler production facilities

  • Interface with Engineering Program Management, Product Validation and Product Strategy

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • BS/BA Engineering Degree , Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is required

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • 0-2 years of relevant experience is preferred

  • 4 years of relevant experience is preferred

  • Ability to maintain multiple projects is preferred

  • Preferred experience in user interface is preferred

  • Preferred experience with vehicle data bus and CAN communications is preferred

  • Motivated, self-starter and proactive individual is preferred

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills is preferred

  • Represent DTNA with external customers and partners is preferred

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills required is preferred

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Instrument Cluster Design Engineer, Mechatronics (L7)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000FSP