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Fabrication Specialist (GR 21/22) Job

Date: May 13, 2022

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

Company: PACCAR

Position Summary

The Fabrication Specialist provides daily fabrication and machining needs to supply test fixtures, prototypes, and a variety of other manufacturing support for the PACCAR Technical Center. This position will work directly with engineering and lab personnel to provide manufacturing expertise and will frequently collaborate and innovate on design prototypes and other challenging requests. This role requires independent judgement and good time management skills under moderate-to-low supervision.


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.


Division Information

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!

The PACCAR Technical Center is celebrating its 40th year of providing engineering excellence to the PACCAR truck, powertrain, and winch divisions through innovative product development and testing. Located in the beautiful Skagit Valley, about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington, PTC’s world-class engineering, simulation and validation facility is equipped with state-of-the-art product development and validation capabilities and staffed with industry leading experts in powertrain and vehicle development.


The PACCAR Technical Center also partners with government agencies and academic institutions to evaluate future vehicle technologies.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Operates all standard machine tools, including attachments and tooling, with skill, imagination, and minimal
  • supervision
  • Understands and operates welding, burning equipment; reads and understands maintenance manuals and
  • drawings
  • Troubleshoots and maintains fabrication shop equipment
  • Performs bench and layout work, sheet metal work, fabrication (fitting), paint spraying
  • Helps design jigs and fixtures. Requires working knowledge of parts and assemblies to assist in the design of jigs,
  • fixtures, and other mechanically related assemblies
  • Observes established safety policies/procedures in daily work activity including lift truck, overhead crane, and
  • rigging as well as machine and hand power tools
  • Maintains a clean and tidy workplace and employs knowledge of Safety Data Sheets for hazardous chemicals
  • used on the job



  • Journeyman level machinist, welder, and fitter with a minimum of three to five years related work experience
  • Familiar with metals, metallurgy, and plating
  • Ability to understand and design mechanical assemblies and fixturing
  • Ability to estimate time and materials; read and make mechanical drawing sketches to universal procedures
  • CNC knowledge/skills and experience with Mastercam CAM software a plus
  • Basic computer skills required (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, etc)
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and imaginative according to the shifting demands of different situations
  • Job is 80% active, 20% sedentary, with 98% indoors and 2% outdoors
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds, as well as, push and pull 125 pounds, maneuver heavier objects with a crane
  • May work at heights (>20 feet) and be able to bend, kneel and stoop


  • High School diploma required; Associate's degree preferred.

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