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Engine Failure Analysis Lab Supervisor Job

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Date: Feb 23, 2019

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Technical Center is seeking candidates for a challenging and dynamic role in our engine test lab (ETL). The desired candidate will have extensive expertise in engine failure analysis, excellent communication skills, and proven leadership ability. This position involves both hands-on analysis of engine components and supervision of a team responsible for engine tear-down and reporting. It also requires regular reporting to a variety of audiences across the company, as well as formal presentations on specific symptoms and failure modes.

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

  • Heavy duty diesel engine failure analysis and root-cause determination.
  • Analysis record keeping, reporting, and presentation.
  • Supervision of technicians of technical staff.
  • Work flow evaluation and job prioritization.
  • Material logistics: inventory, packing, and shipping engines and engine components.
  • Regular reporting, presentations, and meetings with engineering staff, service managers, and manufacturing personnel.
  • Support technical publications such as service tool updates and technical bulletins.
  • Produce and track failure mode metrics.
  • Manage purchasing of fuel, urea, and other supplies.
  • Retrieval of design data as required (CAD, specifications, etc).


  • 5 years in engine failure analysis or related position.
  • 5 years’ experience in a supervising role.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Experience with CAD systems.
  • BSME or equivalent.


BSME or equivalent required.
MSME preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Laboratory, Manager, Engineer, CAD, Drafting, Science, Management, Engineering

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