OBD Compliance Test Technician

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

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

Company: PACCAR

The PACCAR Technical Center’s Production Compliance team is seeking a technician to set up and perform On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) compliance tests. Testing is conducted working within a team of compliance engineers following established procedures, with results submitted to appropriate regulatory agencies. The ideal candidate will bring their technical expertise and mindset of continuous improvement to advance our team.


Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Conduct engine and aftertreatment diagnostic demonstrations and other tests on heavy duty diesel trucks
  • Install breakout boxes, failed parts, component fault simulation boxes, and other test equipment on test vehicles
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair test trucks and test equipment
  • Maintain detailed test records and process and project documentation
  • Implement solutions for technically complex problems either independently or working with engineering staff 
  • Identify major potential issues or obstacles to management for review
  • Support other Compliance teams with test and technical expertise as needed
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Develop and maintain good communication and cooperative and productive working relationships with other departments
  • Communicate with manager, peers, and internal customers on work progress and issues
  • Support department continuous improvement initiatives
  • Travel up to 15% required




  • Minimum 7 years’ experience working in the diesel, heavy duty truck, or automotive industry
  • Subject Matter expert on diesel engines, aftertreatment systems, or engine and aftertreatment diagnostics
  • Ability to manage personal workload under potentially shifting time and project demands
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills




Two-year degree in diesel/automotive technology or equivalent


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.


Paccar Benefits


As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:
Competitive salary and 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 leave
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 program
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. 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 OBD Compliance Test Technician is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This role is also eligible for a holiday gift .


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