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Engine Test Technician - Swing Shift Job
Paccar | Mount Vernon, Washington
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Job Description

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. 

Requisition Summary

Full time Engine Test Technician to support engineering staff with all phases of engine testing at the Paccar Technical Center Engine Test Lab.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Prepare heavy duty diesel engines for testing, including replacing components and installing measurement instrumentation
  • Work closely with engineering staff to assure engines are performing as requested during testing
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair test engines
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair test cell equipment
  • Maximize test cell utilization
  • Maintain detailed electronic records and project documentation
  • Maintain the highest level of work area cleanliness and organization
  • Keep abreast of new technologies
  • Perform duties safely and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility, initiative and the willingness to respond to shifting time and project demands


  • 5 years relevant work experience to insure a solid knowledge of engine behavior and parameters
  • Proficient in troubleshooting engine and engine electronic issues
  • Must have the ability to exercise independent judgment and creativity based on sound technical theory, to 
  • Solve a wide range of challenges for which routine solutions are not available
  • Applicants with a high attention to detail, very thorough, and are highly organized are sought after
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Good computer skills – Microsoft Office software proficiency desired
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment


Associate in Technical Arts degree in Diesel Power Technology or equivalent

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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