Field Test Engineer

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Date: Jul 21, 2024

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR, global manufacturer of heavy-duty transportation equipment, including Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks, seeks a Field Test Engineer.  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 requiring up to 30% travel.


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
  • 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
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience preferred


BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline

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.  


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!

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 Field Test Engineer is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.



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