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Test Automation Supervisor Job

Date: Jun 15, 2022

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

Company: PACCAR

The Test Automation Supervisor will work with and lead a group focused on the development and implementation of advanced automation scripts, methods, and tools used to verify software functionality on PACCAR Trucks, including Battery Electric (BEV) and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). The role is responsible for managing the group workload and work processes, identifying new automation opportunities, and constantly increasing overall levels of test coverage and automation. The Test Automation Supervisor will work closely, and often side-by-side, with their direct reports to achieve the team’s goals. They will promote a collaborative team environment and manage group resources to achieve overall department objectives. 

Leadership and Direction:



  • Performs as a team player, supporting and carrying out higher level decisions in a positive manner
  • Fosters a team environment – coaches personnel to work together to resolve issues, share knowledge and abilities, and learn independent decision-making
  • Schedules group activities and resolves resource conflicts
  • Actively looks for new ideas, trends, and technologies that will allow PACCAR to enhance the product and/or reduce costs
  • Leads optimization efforts through hands-on work and understanding of technical details
  • Challenges the status quo of current testing methodologies

Employee Performance and Development:



  • Works with staff to establish annual goals. Reviews personnel performance for progress and improvement. Counsels and develops personnel to exceed expectations
  • Prepares and conducts annual performance reviews for each direct report
  • Ensures staff receives appropriate training for safety and equipment operation


Project Management:


  • Develop, track, and report automation related metrics
  • Coordinates with other department roles to manage group resources to complete department tasks.
  • Manages resources to balance workload between projects and programs
  • Assists in implementing aSPICE best practices
  • Uses Six Sigma techniques to effectively improve processes
  • Tracks Functional Safety items at the testing level


Education and Work Experience:



  • BS degree in appropriate engineering discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Proven ability to lead in a team environment
  • Excellent technical and communication skills
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands 
  • In depth knowledge of PACCAR electrical and electronic components, their software, and CAN communication protocols. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Manage resources to balance workload between projects and programs
  • Coordinates with other department roles to manage group resources to complete department tasks 
  • Interprets function requirements to identify opportunities to innovate
  • Works with test automation engineers to develop cutting edge methods for verification
  • Leverages experience to introduce efficiencies in the verification process
  • Identifies gaps in test bench capabilities.  Helps specify changes needed to meet automation goals
  • Fosters good communications.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations with all other departments.
  • Travel up to 10%

Qualifications & Skills


  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in development, test, or definition of vehicle software 
  • Experience with Controller Area Network (CAN) operation, especially J1939
  • Experience with dSpace products a plus
  • Experience testing on vehicle a plus
  • Some familiarity with coding languages/environments such as Python, scripting languages, C#, C++, Simulink, etc.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment 
  • Ability to summarize complex technical issues simply and communicate effectively 
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands 
  • Strong presentation skills 


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

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.

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