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Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR, global manufacturer of heavy-duty transportation equipment, including Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks, seeks a Field Test Engineer at their Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington.  The successful candidate will organize and monitor field tests of new or modified components and be responsible for customer and dealer interface to assure correct component installation and maintenance. The position compiles results and assists in failure analysis. They will be on-call to support customer issues during off-shift hours, as well as working with customers at their sites requires up to 30% travel.

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

  • 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
  • Designs fixtures and specifies instrumentation, equipment, vehicles, loading configurations, and data processing techniques
  • Participates in set up of tests, verifies that test equipment and instrumentation equipment meets specified requirements and performs preliminary data checks
  • Participates in data collection and analysis
  • Writes reports, as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Conducts field tests
  • Undertake activities to develop existing and improved test methodologies as needed
  • Initiate and participate in corrective action projects for truck components as needed
  • Present results of test or investigative projects to divisions or management personnel as needed
  • Present observations of product performance and/or reliability to divisions or management personnel as required.
  • Fosters good communications, establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments and managers


  • BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline, with 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent technical and communications skills
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Working knowledge of PACCAR products is desired


BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Engineer, Field Engineer, Test Engineer, Product Development, Instrumentation, Engineering, Research

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