Strain Gauge Instrumentation Technician Job

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Date: Nov 4, 2023

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

As a Strain Gauge Instrumentation Technician your primary function will be the installation and support ranging from single gages to complex load cell building.   You will work with engineers and other technicians to turn ordinary parts into load cells, gauge prototype parts to understand their durability, and create instruments that will measure dynamic loads on whole Trucks and their systems. The Strain Gauge Instrumentation Technician assist with data acquisition, test development and calibration lab operations throughout the development process of PACCAR's medium and heavy duty semi trucks.

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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Specify, procure and Install transducers and data acquisition equipment.
  • Configure and operate data acquisition test control software.
  • Operate heavy duty trucks on test track.
  • Prepare data for analysis.
  • Perform calibration of accelerometers, pressure sensors and analog devices.
  • Coordinate equipment repairs and calibrations performed by outside vendors.
  • Maintain calibration database and other documentation.
  • Generate calibration metrics and reports.
  • Develop and maintain written process documentation
  • Foster good communication and cooperative work relationships with other departments.
  • Inform managers, peers and internal customers of work progress and issues.
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to changing duties and activities.


  • Certified Calibration Technician, PMEL or TMDE experience is a plus
  • Strong mathematical skills, basic knowledge of general mechanical and electrical practices.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings of equipment, test fixtures and assemblies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan, organize and schedule work flow.


AA Degree in related Technology or equivalent work experience.

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.

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 Strain Gauge Instrumentation Technician is $72,200 - $108,000 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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