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Instrumentation Technician - Engine Test Lab Job

Date: Jan 17, 2023

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR is seeking a full-time Instrumentation Technician to support the maintenance and repair activities of the various instrumentation located in the Engine Test Lab.  This position will work under the guidance of senior staff members until fully trained.

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Perform calibrations, maintenance and repair activities on equipment such as temperature, pressure, level and flow instrumentation, emissions analyzers and sample systems, particulate measurement systems, fuel measurement systems, and dynamometers
  • Perform repairs, assembly and troubleshooting of wiring harnesses
  • Develop and maintain equipment work instruction documents
  • Plan and schedule calibrations and maintenance activities using Fluke MET/TEAM calibration management software
  • Store and maintain calibration and maintenance records of equipment
  • Perform troubleshooting and repairs on equipment controlled by PLC’s
  • Work with suppliers to source parts and maintain spare parts inventory
  • Maintain calibration gas cylinder inventory and order gas cylinders as needed
  • Respond to changes in priorities and project demands on a regular basis
  • Maintain the highest level of work area cleanliness and organization
  • Perform duties safely and efficiently


  • AA degree or vocational certification in Instrumentation or related technology
  • Good understanding of electronics and electrical theory
  • Good understanding of PID tuning and final control elements
  • Good understanding of Variable Frequency Drives
  • Good understanding of PLC’s with the ability to read and interpret ladder logic diagrams
  • Ability to read and interpret P & ID’s and schematic wiring diagrams
  • Good communication skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Must be self-directed with the ability to manage personal workload
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Familiarity with Auto-Cad and MS Visio is a plus

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 Instrumentation Technician is $60,900 - $91,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

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