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Chassis Dynamometer Support Technician Job

Date: Jun 20, 2022

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

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position supports engineering staff with all phases of testing heavy duty diesel vehicles in a climatic chassis dynamometer facility 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 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. 

Primary Job Funtions/Responsibilties

  • Prepares, and installs a heavy duty diesel engine vehicle for climatic chassis dynamometer test.
  • “Drives” the truck on the chassis dynamometer; must be capable of operation of a class 8 heavy truck running a simulated route. CDL license preferred, but not required.
  • Troubleshoot test vehicle issues that affect operation of the truck on the chassis dynamometer.
  • Maintain organized project documentation; communicates activity, status and issues in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain the highest level of work area cleanliness and organization.
  • Perform duties safely and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Run vehicle tests and maintain test section conditions using CCD control software

Future Duties and Learning Opportunities

  • Install and program data acquisition equipment.
  • Collect, monitor, and post-process test data.
  • Develop specialized test equipment as needed.
  • Operate engine monitoring software such as ATI and Calterm
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair chassis dynamometer test cell equipment under direction

Required Qualifications

  • Associate in Technical Arts degree in Diesel Power Technology or equivalent
  • 5 years relevant work experience with excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Proficient in troubleshooting vehicle issues, (powertrain and powertrain electronics)
  • Good computer skills
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands;
  • Must be capable of operating a heavy duty commercial vehicle on the chassis dynamometer


Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Microsoft Office software proficiency desired
  • Machining, welding and fabrication skills are a plus
  • Experience supporting Engine/Aftertreatment/On-Board Diagnostic Development
  • Experience supporting Engine Cooling System and Powertrain Validation field testing
  • Experience working with a chassis dynamometer
  • Commercial Driver License is a plus


Note on Work Schedule: During training, daily work shift will be weekdays. This position is for second shift, Sunday -Thursday. 4-day/10-hour shift may be available after displaying operational proficiency.


Associate in Technical Arts degree in Diesel Power Technology or equivalent.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

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