Powertrain Inspection Technical Specialist

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Date: May 24, 2024

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary


This position requires strong, hands-on, technical abilities with a proficient understanding of heavy-duty diesel engine operation.  Candidates must conceptualize principals related to obscure engine failures. Strong logistical skills are also required. The engine inspection team is located at the PACCAR Technical Center.      

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Work under the direction of Engine Inspection Team Supervisor.
  • Perform complete engine and component teardowns and detailed inspections.
  • Document observations using detailed photography and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Use data and observations to propose hypothesis and root cause finding of engine and component failure.
  • Coordinate returning parts to suppliers and/or other outside recipients.
  • Track and organize incoming engines and components.
  • Communicate results with internal and external staff.




  • 2+ years of heavy-duty diesel or automotive technician experience required.
  • Work well with others in a collaborative work environment.
  • Strong understanding of metrology tools and principals.
  • Strong understanding of diesel engine operation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Methodical process driven analytical means of thinking.
  • Excellent trouble-shooting and diagnostic skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Lift and carry 40 pounds; push and pull 125 pounds.
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs throughout the day.
  • Tolerate bending, stooping, and kneeling.  Ability to perform frequent work at or above shoulder level.
  • Ability to work with or around solvents, degreasing agents, greases, oils, fuels, paints, and solder with proper safety equipment.
  • Tolerate hearing protection equipment.
  • Tolerate working in confined spaces.
  • Ability to operate forklift and overhead crane.



AA degree or Technical Certificate from an accredited technical school or equivalent work experience in HD diesel or automotive trade required.

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, 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
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field

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 Powertrain Inspection Technical Specialist is $65,500 - $98,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above.

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