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In-Use Emissions Test Engineer (GR 22/23/24) Job

Date: Jun 13, 2022

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Technical Center (PTC) is looking for an engineer to conduct in-use emissions compliance testing of PACCAR heavy-duty diesel engines


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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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 in the scenic Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Inspect prospective test vehicles for suitability for testing using PACCAR’s service tool, review of service records, visual inspection, and preliminary tests.
  • Prepare heavy duty vehicles for testing, light engine repairs, such as identifying and replacing a failed sensor, and installing measurement equipment and instrumentation.
  • Install Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) on heavy duty vehicles at PTC and at customer sites.
  • Calibrate and operate the PEMS.  Troubleshoot as needed.
  • Use problem solving skills to find suitable locations to install this equipment, route wires and tubing, and fabricate necessary fixtures.
  • Communicate with customers in a professional and courteous manner and treat customer owned vehicles, equipment, and property with upmost care and respect.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair test vehicles and equipment.
  • Maintain the highest level of documentation, work area cleanliness and organization.
  • Perform duties safely and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and the willingness to respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Keep abreast of new technologies.
  • Support other Production Compliance team initiatives as time allows


Required Qualifications & Skills


  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience with engine and vehicle systems
  • Dealership or customer service experience a preferred.
  • Proficient troubleshooting skills in engine, aftertreatment, and vehicle systems.
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office software proficiency desired.
  • Must have the ability to exercise independent judgment and creativity based on sound technical theory, to solve a wide range of challenges for which routine solutions are not available.
  • Preferred applicants have a high attention to detail, are very thorough and highly organized.
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude.
  • Welding and fabrication skills a plus.
  • Current CDL a plus, willingness and ability to acquire a CDL preferred.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must be self-directed with the ability to manage personal workload and alternate schedules



Bachelor’s degree in appropriate engineering discipline required



Demonstrate Adaptability

Drive for Results

Influence Others

Technical Acumen

Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives

Manage Execution

Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen


Additional Job Board Information
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.


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