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Date: Jan 17, 2018

Location: Mt. Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Technical Center has an immediate opening for an Environmental Specialist at our facility in Mount Vernon, Washington. The Environmental Technician is responsible for the interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of federal, state, local, and corporate environmental regulations in order for the PACCAR Technical Center to maintain compliance. 

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. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Interface with local, state, and federal agencies as well as PACCAR corporate with regards to all environmental inspections, permitting, and compliance issues managing corrective actions and follow-up responses
  • Develop, maintain, and enforce formal compliance plans, procedures and documentation including ISO 14001, Zero Waste to Landfill, Title V, wastewater discharge, hazardous waste, universal waste, SARA, SPCC, and SWPPP
  • Prepare and submit environmental reports for regulatory agencies and management in a timely matter.
  • Represents the PACCAR Technical Center in company negotiations with regulatory agencies including EPA, DOSH, etc.
  • Schedule, profile, track and supervise waste disposal activities for compliance and maintenance of zero waste to landfill status
  • Maintain SDS approvals
  • Maintain monthly plant wide chemical usage and emissions database as pertains to compliance plans
  • Conduct annual and new hire environmental compliance training
  • Oversee third party contractors and consultants as relates to environmental compliance activities
  • Ensure PE drawings are collected and maintained as required by government and corporate standards
  • Support environmental improvements to equipment and processes
  • Other responsibilities as needed based on environmental initiatives
  • Provide backup support for Safety


  • 3+ years relevant Environmental experience
  • Industrial Safety and Health experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required


Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, carry, push, pull 50 pounds or more.
  • Stand and walk eight hours.
  • Kneel, crawl and bend eight hours.
  • Do repeated bending and squatting.
  • Work at or above shoulder level.
  • Have good manual dexterity.
  • Climb ladders to 12 feet heights.
  • Work around machinery with moving parts and cutting parts.
  • Have maximum use of both legs and arms.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.
  • Operate elevating equipment.


Associate's degree in relevant field required. Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Environmental or Physical Science preferred.

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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