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Date: May 21, 2019

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR  Technical Center is seeking a Plastic Engineer. This position will support current products and new product validation with plastics testing and evaluation.

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 also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

•    Support current product issues and new product development for plastics and elastomers
•    Perform laboratory evaluations of plastic and elastomeric materials and products
•    Prepare clear, concise laboratory reports for material and component testing and investigations
•    Evaluate test methods using rigorous statistical methodology
•    Design test fixtures and develop test methods with support of senior engineers
•    Work with design engineers, quality engineers, and suppliers to develop test plans and conduct testing.


•    Working knowledge of thermoplastic materials and manufacturing processes
•    Working knowledge of plastic part assembly methods and secondary operations
•    Working knowledge of statistics and sampling
•    2-5 years’ experience working in the plastics industry preferred. New graduates will be considered.  
•    Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
•    Ability to manage workload and respond to shifting time and project demands
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
•    Ability to quickly grasp and execute duties with minimal verbal or written instruction, and to initiate appropriate actions when needed without direct oversight

Physical Demands
•    May be required to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
•    Regularly required to sit, stand and walk about the facility – occasionally spending extended periods of time standing, and bending or stooping
•    Occasional (<10%) travel to suppliers  

Work Environment
•    Works in both an office and laboratory environment
•    Occasionally exposed to dust, odors, fumes and noise


Bachelor of science in plastics engineering, materials engineering, or related engineering field

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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