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Electrical Validation Engineer Job

Date: Jan 7, 2023

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

Automotive Electronics Test Engineer designs and conducts testing of electrical components and systems to verify they can survive the harsh environments throughout the lifetime of a truck. Environments range from extreme temperatures, humidity, water exposure, harsh vibrations, corrosive environments and other electrical disturbances.

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.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Designs and builds custom test fixtures and specifies instrumentation, equipment, and data requirements.
  • 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.
  • Assembles resources required for testing; works to resolve resource conflicts.
  • Participates in vehicle data collection and analysis.
  • Writes reports, as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Develops and improves test methodologies.
  • Present results of test or investigative projects to divisions or management personnel.
  • Travel up to 10%


  • Knowledge of electrical circuit analysis fundamentals
  • Experience using typical electrical lab equipment (digital voltmeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc)
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively
  • Effectively manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Self-directed, excellent analysis and technical judgment required

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Familiarity with LABView, Kvaser T-Programming, and/or MATLAB 
  • Experience with electric vehicle motors, powertrains, battery systems, and ADAS (Advance Driver Assist Systems)  
  • Automotive industry testing and validation experience
  • Familiarity with Controller Area Network (CAN) operation, especially J1939 protocol


BS Degree in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or STEM related field 

U.S. Benefits

PACCAR Benefits

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 additional seniority/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 account (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

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Electrical Validation Engineer is $69,800 - $104,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

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