OBD Compliance Test Engineer

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Date: Jul 23, 2024

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR seeks an engineer to work in its On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Compliance Test Team. The Engineer will work with the OBD development, calibration, and vehicle operations teams, and will support interactions with government agencies. The ideal candidate will combine their technical knowledge and interest in policy to help PACCAR navigate the challenging regulatory environment.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Manages and executes in-vehicle engine and aftertreatment diagnostic demonstration tests.
  • Manages non-routine Compliance projects as required. 
  • Performs in-vehicle and remote data collection and analysis.
  • Supports Production Vehicle Evaluation (PVE) team and broader Compliance group with test expertise. 
  • Collaborates with engineers as part of a global team.
  • Develops and improves test methodologies.
  • Writes reports incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Presents results of tests or investigative projects to peers, project leads or management.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with other departments.
  • Communicates with manager, peers, and division personnel of work progress, support, issues, priority conflicts, or opportunities relating to assigned projects.
  • Leads and trains more junior personnel.
  • Travel up to 15% required.


  • 3 or more years of relevant industry experience in OBD systems, automotive design, or automotive validation testing

  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively.

  • Ability to manage personal workload under potentially shifting time and project demands.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work well with personnel of all levels. 

  • Experience with automotive testing or troubleshooting with a generic scan tool or manufacturer proprietary tool preferred
  • Familiarity with engine On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) systems preferred
  • Familiarity with Controller Area Networks (CAN) preferred


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in electrical, mechanical, computer or other engineering discipline or computer science

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

For nearly 125 years, PACCAR has been on the leading edge of commercial transportation technology. PACCAR Powertrain is the newest business unit formed to take the industry in a direction meeting the needs of the 21st century. From axles and transmissions, to low-emission diesel, to alternative fuels, to hydrogen technologies and battery electric power, PACCAR Powertrain is leading the industry through this century and into a cleaner, greener, and more power-efficient future.


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.

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 accounts (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services include 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 OBD Compliance Test Engineer is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.


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