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Date: Mar 29, 2019

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR is seeking an experienced person in the area of fluids chemistry for diesel powertrains, including fuels, coolants, and exhaust fluids.
The position will involve coordinating engine fluids technology strategies between North America and Europe. It will include setting priority for internal fluids testing capability development, and act as the point person with external fluids test laboratories.

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 high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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

  • Identify PACCAR engine fluids analysis and support needs
  • Develop in-house capabilities where applicable
  • Coordinate testing with third-party laboratories
  • Lead development of standard test practice for fluids sampling and service intervals in conjunction with the engine development group
  • Develop expertise in heavy-duty diesel engine fluids technology including biofuels


  • Knowledge of diesel engine fuels required
  • Experience in in coolants chemistry and analysis a plus
  • Working knowledge of statistics and sampling
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage workload and respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to travel


Physical Demands

  • May be required to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk about the facility – occasionally spending extended periods of time standing, and bending or stooping
  • Occasional (<10%) travel to suppliers or industry meetings

Work Environment

  • Works in both an office and laboratory environment
  • Occasionally exposed to dust, odors, fumes and noise


B.S in chemical engineering, analytical chemistry, or related field required.

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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